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Farmer drowns in River Lottor at Xavi

A 20-year-old farmer from Lakpo- Agbakorpe in the South Tongu District of the Volta region got drowned in the River Lottor at Xavi during the weekend.

The deceased who was identified as Goldwin got drowned when the canoe in which himself and a colleague was sailing capsized.

Assembly-man for Xavi Electoral Area within the Akatsi South District, Shine Foster Agorsor, said Godwin together with his colleague farmer was crossing the river from Xavi to their okro farm at the other side of the River in a canoe when the canoe capsized.

He said, Etse Agbenyega together with the deceased were struggling to survive but his colleague got drowned and died before he was rescued by members of the community.

“The town folks managed to rescue one but Godwin got drowned before he was rescued,” he said.

Mr Agorsor said the deceased and his friend were known Okro farmers in the area.

He said the body of the deceased has since been deposited at the morgue of St. Paul’s hospital while Police investigations continue.