Bui Dam Reservior 2 boats capsize; 8 feared dead

They were travelling to a neigbouring villaged called Accra Town from Jama, a farming community in the Western Region.

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At least eight people are feared dead after a boat carrying mostly market women capsized in the Bui Hydro Dam Reservoir on Friday.

They were travelling to a neigbouring villaged called Accra Town from Jama, a farming community in the Western Region.

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The course of the accident has been attributed to a techincal fault on the motor of the boat.

Authorities launched a recue operation team to search for more victims after report emerged that children were also on the boat.

The Ghana Navy were also contacted by the Bui Power Authority to help in the rescue operation.

So far, reports say about 25 people who were involved in the accident have been rescued.

The Corporate Affairs Manager of Bui Power Authority, Mrs. Cherie Lawson Adamu, says they received multiple calls that two boat had capsized around the Dam reservior.

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He added that the information was quickly relied to the Ghana Navy who immediately begun a search oeperation.

The second boat, Mrs Adamu noted, was dispatch to save the first boat but it also capsized along the way.

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