Nigeria: 15 Die, 37 Missing In Niger Boat Mishap

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Fifteen people have lost their lives, while many others are still missing in boat mishap in Borgu local government area of Niger State.

According to a source, the victims were returning from Warrah market, a border community in Ngaski local government area of Kebbi state, when the accident occurred.

According to reports, the accident may be as a result of poor visibility due to bad weather, which caused the boat to run into a tree stump on river Malale midway into the journey.

Fifteen corpses have been recovered and already buried, while two others were rescued even as many are still missing.
The Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga who confirmed the development also puts the death toll at 15.

According to him, the accident boat was carrying 50 passengers, adding that some survivors were rescued, while divers are still searching for the remaining of the occupants.

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