Bodies Of Students Recovered In The Volta Lake
Four Junior High School students including a girl got drowned in the Volta Lake near Bowiri-Odumase on Monday. They are Maxwell Mienuye, 17, Justice Donkor Amenyo, 18, both of Fahiakombor JHS, John Womenor, 17 of Hohoe Holy Rosary JHS and Esther Baku, 15, of New Akrade Presbyterian JHS. The Kwamekrom Police declined to comment but Fred Aposi, 17, the sole survivor, told the GNA that seven of them had visited a sick relative by foot near the Lake but five of them decided to return home by a short cut across a narrow strip of the Lake using a dilapidated canoe. Aposi, who regained consciousness at the Margaret Marquart Hospital in Kpando, said midway through the journey the canoe sank. Mr Nelson Donkor Dorto, Okyeame of Odumase, also told the GNA that after the canoe had sank an alarm was raised and the victims were brought out of the lake already dead except Fred. He said two other students who did not join the boat were safe.