Canoe capsizes on Oti River, k.lls 7 BECE candidates returning from Head Teacher’s farm

7 students of St. Charles Liwanga Junior High School in the Saboba District of the Northern Region are confirmed dead following a drowning incident on the Oti River.

The head teacher of the school have turned himself in to the police over the accident as he is a person of interest in the case.

The students, 31 in number were taken to the head teacher’s farm to harvest rice and on their way back to Saboba one of their canoes capsized on the river.

According to a member of the search party, seven bodies which were to be sent to the Yendi hospital for preservation were buried last night because families of the deceased said they did not want to pursue the matter any further as they believe it’s an act of God.

Nevertheless the head teacher is currently in police custody assisting investigation according to Saboba District Police Commander, ASP Shine Zoiku.

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