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Tragedy of the Death of Three Ghanaian Teenagers on the White Volta

Three teenagers returning from a campaign launch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate at Daboya in the Northern Region last Sunday evening drowned. The boat which was filled with mostly NDC supporters crossing the White Volta from Daboya to Tamale after the campaign launch by Mr Mahama Shaibu Obei, the incumbent Member of Parliament and also parliamentary candidate for Daboya for 2016 elections, when the incident occurred.
The names of the teenagers who have since been buried were given by the police as Fawdatu Abass 18yrs, Mavis Kofi Setor 19yrs & Samia Yusuf 19yrs. The remaining are responding to treatment and yet to be identified. The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Ebenezer Tetteh stated that the incident occurred after the boat on which they were travelling capsized midway through the journey. The local rescue team retrieved the bodies and saved the rest of the people.

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