Death toll from boat capsizing in Nigeria increases to 81|News Ghana

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The death toll from a boat that capsized recently in River Niger in northern Nigeria has actually increased to 81, a state guv stated Sunday.

An overall of 81 bodies have actually been recuperated, and 22 individuals saved throughout the continuous rescue operation in Warrah of the northwestern state of Kebbi, where the mishap took place on Wednesday, state guv Atiku Bagudu stated.

The boat rollovering 170 individuals was thought to be strained. The travelers were on their method to a market in Kebbi from a town in the surrounding Niger state.

Warrah, a town on the side of River Niger, “remains a route for marine transportation, as it witnesses a lot of activities of canoes and boats on a daily basis,” the guv stated. “There are some boats that can carry and covey three long-trucks of goods at a time and there are some boats that travel as far as Mali from there.”

Boat mishaps are not unusual in Nigeria due to overwhelming, bad weather condition and malfunctioning operations. Enditem

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Death toll from boat capsizing in Nigeria increases to 81|News Ghana