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Three missing, eight rescued after canoe capsizes on Oti River

Three persons are reported missing after a canoe they were travelling in capsized Tuesday evening on the Oti River in Dambai.

The boat, which carried 11 persons from Dambai, was heading towards Njari, a farming and fishing community in Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region when the incident occurred.

Eight (8) persons have been rescued with the three (3) yet to be found.

This comes after travellers resorted to using canoes to cross the Oti River following the breakdown of the only ferry on the river.

Calls by travellers have been made to secure another ferry or for the construction of a bridge over the Oti River.

Rescue operation has, however, been launched by Navy officials and local boat operators to find the missing persons.

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