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81 bodies recovered from Kebbi boat mishaps

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The Sokoto office of the national Emergency Agency (NEMA) has announced that 81 bodies have been recovered following the boat mishaps that occured in Wara, Ngaski LGA of Kebbi State.

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100 missing as boat capsizes in Niger State

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The unfortunate incident took place early on Wednesday, May 26, when the  boat carrying over 150 passengers left Loko Mina in Niger State at about 7:30 am and was heading to a market in Kebbi State according to Mary Noel-Berje, a spokesperson for the Niger State government.

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The wooden boat capsized near Sara a town on the shores of Kanji Lake, part of the Niger River, said Yahaya Sarki, a spokesperson for the governor of Kebbi.

While 22 persons were rescued alive, more than 100 persons were feared to have drowned in the incident.

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According to the statement from the Sokoto NEMA office, as of Thursday, 59 bodies had been recovered from the river which has now been updated to 81 bodies.

 

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