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NINE STUDENTS DIE FROM CAPSIZED CANOE IN GHANA

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By Adeniyi Onaara

The Police confirmed on Saturday that nine junior high school students drowned on Friday after two canoes capsized on a river in Ghana’s Northern Region.

The Northern Regional Crime Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Bernard Baba Ananga, told Xinhua that about 31 students were on the canoes, which they used to cross the Oti River to a farm.

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However, on their way back, two of the canoes capsized.

“Rescuers were able to recover seven bodies, and a search for the remaining two is ongoing,” Ananga said.

An investigation has been launched, according to the police.

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