Wailings as boat mishap kills 33 in Niger

No fewer than 33 persons have been reported to have drowned between  Danchitagi village in Lavun local government and Gbara in Mokwa local government area of Niger state.

The incident was said to have occurred on Friday night.

The boat was carrying over 50 passengers and capsized on River Kaduna in Niger State.

Our Correspondent reliably gathered that most of the passengers were women and children and traders. They were said to be returning from a weekly market in  Danchitagi while others were returning home after attending a wedding ceremony in the neighbouring communities.

A source from the area said out of over 50 passengers in that boat, only 17 people have been rescued alive.

“We believe the rest are no more alive because they have been in the water for several hours. The water level is also high now because of rainfall. We are still doing our best to look for the remaining people but the chance of their survival cannot be guaranteed,” the source declared. Nation


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