Rescue Efforts Ongoing After Boat Capsizes

Add a Comment 122 Views
1 Min Read

Kebbi - Mediaage NG News – Rescue efforts are ongoing in Nigeria’s north-western Kebbi state after a passenger boat capsized on the River Niger.

Officials have told the BBC that four bodies have so far been recovered and 25 people have been rescued.

- Advertisement -
Ad image

It is not clear how many people were on board the vessel when it overturned on Monday in strong currents common during the rainy season.

Some reports suggest it may have been carrying 50 passengers.

Such boats are often overloaded and accidents are common on poorly regulated waterways.

In June this year at least 106 people drowned in the River Niger in south-western Kwara state when a boat with more than 300 passengers sank.


- Advertisement -
Ad image

Share This Article
Leave a comment