Seven more bodies have been recovered from the Volta Lake accident after a boat capsized at Sopke, a suburb of Donkorkrom in the Eastern Region.

This brings the total number of deaths to eight.

A rescue team made up of mostly fishermen from the area, were able to retrieve the first casualty on Friday morning, a day after the incident occurred and the other seven bodies recovered later from the Volta Lake accident.

The Kwahu Affram Plains North District NADMO Director, David Nyarko told JoyNews’ correspondent, Edwin Siaw that, the seven were all retrieved by the same rescue team.

According to him, while three of the deceased have been sent to the Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital, the remaining five have been released to their families.

About 20 people are believed to have drowned after a boat they were traveling in capsized on the Volta Lake at Sokpe, a suburb of Donkorkrom in the Afram Plains North District of the Eastern Region.

The boat was said to be traveling across the Lake from Dzamani, in the Asuogyaman District to Donkokrom when it capsized following a violent windstorm on Thursday evening.

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