Eight school children returning from school have been reported to have drowned after a boat carrying them capsized at Faana in the Weija Gbawe municipality in Accra. The unfortunate accident happened on Wednesday 10th, May, 2023, around 5:00 pm.
According to the assemblyman for the Bortianor Electoral area, the children were returning from school when the canoe was hit by a wave.
He indicated that, the 13-year-old canoe operator who survived decided to embark on the trip due to the absence of his brother.
He appealed for a school in the community to avoid a recur of the sad incident. Meanwhile, the bodies of eight children have been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for preservation.