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Oti Region: Driver Drowns With Vehicle in Volta Lake

A search party by the Marine Police, officials of the Ghana National Fire Service, the Military, and community divers, located the vehicle on the riverbed with the deceased beside it.

Akwasi Obempah, the official driver of Krachi chief, Nana Mprah Besemuna Ill, tragically lost his life on Thursday, after drowning in the Volta Lake in the Krachi West Municipality of the Oti Region.

According to Nana Ato Odyifase I, Akwamuhene of Krachi, who briefed the Ghana News Agency, the deceased left the palace on Thursday morning to wash the Krachiwura’s official vehicle at an old site before 7:00 a.m.

However, the vehicle drifted into the river, and both the driver and the vehicle submerged. A search party by the Marine Police, officials of the Ghana National Fire Service, the Military, and community divers, located the vehicle on the riverbed with the deceased beside it. They retrieved both the vehicle and the deceased from the water.

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The body of the deceased was taken to the morgue of the Municipal hospital, while the Toyota V8 vehicle was parked at the premises of the Ghana Police Service. Nana Besemuna, also the President of the Oti Regional House of Chiefs, promptly reported the incident to the police.

A Police source confirmed the incident, stating that investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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