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2006-04-10 07:19:56

ACCRA (Reuters) - Some 120 people were feared drowned after a boat packed with passengers and goods capsized on Ghana's Lake Volta, police in the West African country said on Monday. "There were 150 passengers on board but only 30 have been rescued. The rest are feared dead," police spokesman Kwesi Ofori said. He said the accident happened on Saturday and that a search party was still looking for survivors. Ofori said the boat was probably overloaded. He said it hit a stump as it...

2006-04-10 07:20:46

ACCRA (Reuters) - Some 120 people were feared drowned after a boat packed with passengers and goods capsized on Ghana's Lake Volta, police in the West African country said on Monday. "There were 150 passengers on board but only 30 have been rescued. The rest are feared dead," police spokesman Kwesi Ofori said. He said the accident happened on Saturday and that a search party was still looking for survivors. Ofori said the boat was probably overloaded. He said it hit a stump as it...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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