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At least 11 people killed in boat disaster in Ghana
Last Updated: 2018-06-01 07:16 | Xinhua
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At least 11 persons perished when a boat they were travelling on capsized, local media reported on Thursday.

The incident occurred when the passengers were traveling from Kete Krachi to Sipom, an island community some 430 km northeast of the capital Accra, to sell their farm produce when the boat they were in hit a tree stump in the Lake Volta which caused the disaster.

More than 50 persons were on the boat when the incident happened Wednesday afternoon, according to a report by the state-run Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.

So far, 33 persons have been rescued with the remaining still unaccounted for, the report said.

Two pregnant women were among the deceased passengers.

Douglas Osei-Nti, District Chief Executive for Krachi West, told local media that a naval team was still carrying out rescue operations.

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