The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has retrieved four dead bodies after a boat carrying five people sunk in the White Volta around Bimbini in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region.

According to reports, the deceased Abudu Haruna, Abdul Rauf Tanko, Abdulai Somed and Yedana Tahiruall Muslims were crossing the river to the mosque to pray when the unfortunate incident occurred.

Some residents who spoke to Adom News’ Northern Regional Correspondent, Illiasu Abdul Rauf said when the canoe begun sinking, the victims started using cutlasses as paddles to save their lives.

The Deputy Coordinator of NADMO in charge of Operations, Abu Ramadan confirmed the incident to Adom.

Mr Ramadan said upon receiving the report, his outfit quickly dispatched a team to Bimbini but on their arrival, only one person out of the five could be rescued by the villagers.

The team together with the help of local fishermen he noted are still searching for the fifth person.

Meanwhile the Walewale District Police Commander  DSP Obrako Sarpong Bempeh said bodies of the deceased will be handed over to their families for burial after investigations.


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