• Short Summary

    EIGHTEEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN A BUS LAST WEEK PLUNGED INTO THE RIVER VOLTA AT SOGAKOPE.

  • Description

    EIGHTEEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN A BUS LAST WEEK PLUNGED INTO THE RIVER VOLTA AT SOGAKOPE. TWELVE VOLUNTEER DIVERS BEGAN RESCUE WORK BUT FOUND NO TRACE OF THE BODIES.

    THE CRASH BROUGHT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE DROWNED IN GHANA TO 29 WITHIN 24 HOURS. ELEVEN PEOPLE HAD DROWNED WHEN A BOAT CAPSIZED ON A TRIBUTARY OF THE RIVER OTI.

    THE LATEST ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN A PASSENGER BUS CRASHED THROUGH A RAILING OF A BRIDGE THEN PLUNGED INTO THE RIVER.

    MEANWHILE, PARTS OF THE ROAD LEADING FROM ACCRA TO DENU IN THE VOLTA REGION HAVE BEEN SUBMERGED AFTER RECENT RAINS. VEHICLES STRUGGLED THROUGH ABOUT 40 INCHES OF FLOODWATER WHILE DRIVING TOWARDS THE SOGAKOPE BRIDGE.

    WHEN A VEHICLE NEEDS TO BE PUSHED THROUGH THE FLOOD, LOCAL VILLAGERS CHARGE THE DRIVER TWO NEW CEDIS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2AIWBWE0D2PRBJPNIZTS6F3NG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2AIWBWE0D2PRBJPNIZTS6F3NG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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