Nurse dies in Salaga boat disaster

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A young man identified as Surakatu Misbawu believed to be in his mid thirties and a nurse at Abrumase Health Centre in the East Gonja Municipality has drowned in the Volta Lake.

The incident occurred between Kejewu Bato and Kafaba in the early hours of Monday May 13, 2019 when the victim and five others were traveling in a flying boat from Abrumase to Kafaba.

Information gathered indicates that the boat capsized pouring all six onboard into the water.

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It is still unclear what caused the boat to capsize.

But two who are fisher folks were able to swim to safety.

Though a search team was able to rescue three of them including an assembly man, as at the time of filing this report, the body of Surakatu was yet to be retrieved.

Meanwhile the MCE for East Gonja Mohammed Tamimu has since dispatched a search party to look for the body.

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