Six missing in boat accident at Daboya

At least six people have gone missing after a canoe on which they were travelling capsized in the Daboya River in the Northern Region, Tuesday morning.

An eye witness who spoke to Joy News said the canoe which was carrying over ten people capsized half way through the journey when strong winds blew while it threatened to rain.

Among the missing people are two children who were travelling with their father, identified as a police officer.

Five people including the police officer have been rescued and are currently receiving treatment at the Daboya Polyclinic.

District Chief Executive Officer of the area Sofu Yewuza blamed the accident on lack of caution on the part of operators of the canoe.

He said there is a local search team in the river trying to find out the number of people still trapped in the water.


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