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Ghana boat capsizes, 10 missing

2011-09-08 08:41

Accra - A boat carrying over 90 passengers capsized on Ghana's Lake Volta, killing two and leaving 10 missing, a rescue official said on Wednesday.

"The boat was carrying 92 passengers when the disaster occurred. Some survivors were rescued by the villagers while others managed to swim ashore," Amadu Baba Seidu, a disaster management co-ordinator in the area told AFP.

The accident took place late on Tuesday in the Kete-Krachi district, more than 600km north of the capital Accra.

Search efforts were still underway to find bodies of the 10 still missing in Lake Volta, Ghana's largest lake.