30 killed in boat accident in Nigeria


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30 killed in boat accident in Nigeria

At least 30 people, mostly women and children, were feared to have drowned when the boat in which they were travelling capsized in Bagwai Dam River in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano, the private Leadership newspaper reported Tuesday. The dead included a bride from Bagwai town, who was being escorted to Badau village across the river. “The people (escorting the bride) were in two batches. The first batch crossed the river successfully, while the second one, which carried the bride, drowned while crossing the river,” the paper quoted an eyewitness, Malam Sule Anti Mai Mai Bagwai, as saying. Seven corpses have been retrieved from the river while the search for other bodies continue. Panapress.

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