Eight schoolchildren in Ghana’s Bono East Region were killed after the boat taking them to school capsized on the Volta Lake, officials confirmed.

National Disaster Management Organization told newsmen that the eight, five boys and three girls aged five to 12, were among 20 pupils who were on their way to school in Wayokope, a community across the lake.

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The coordinator of NADMO, Ibrahim Wudonyim, said the Marine Police Unit of Ghana Police Service, assisted by some locals, has recovered the bodies of the deceased.

Investigations are underway to find out the cause of the accident.

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