The owner of the boat that capsized on the Volta Lake on Saturday, March 18, has been arrested by the Police..
Five people died after the boat carrying mourners capsized on the lake Saturday morning.
According to an eyewitness account, about 100 persons were crossing Azizakpe, an island community on a 40-seater passenger boat when the incident happened.
The five dead persons were three children below the age of three and two women
All passengers were without life jackets.
In January, eight schoolchildren from the Atikagome community in the Sene East District in the Bono East Region died when a boat which was transporting them to school capsized on the Volta Lake on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
The deceased were among 20 schoolchildren in the boat who were travelling from Atikagome to Wayokope, where their school is located.