Three Missing, Eight Rescued After Canoe Capsizes on Oti River - Onlinetimesgh

Three Missing, Eight Rescued After Canoe Capsizes on Oti River

Three individuals are reported missing after a canoe they were traveling in capsized Tuesday evening on the Oti River in Dambai. The boat, which carried 11 people from Dambai, was heading towards Njari, a farming and fishing community in Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region, when the incident occurred.

Eight persons have been rescued, but three remain missing. The incident happened after travelers resorted to using canoes to cross the Oti River following the breakdown of the only ferry on the river.

Travelers have called for the immediate provision of another ferry or the construction of a bridge over the Oti River to prevent future incidents.

A rescue operation has been launched by Navy officials and local boat operators to find the missing persons.

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