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Niger boat accident death toll hits 28

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The authorities in Niger State have confirmed the loss of life of 28 individuals in a ship mishap in Shiroro Native Authorities Space.

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The Snarkin Kasuwan (Head of Market) of Zumba, Adamu Ahmed had disclosed that scores of individuals, together with ladies and youngsters, have been being ferried.

The Director-Normal of the State Emergency Administration Company, Ahmed Inga advised NAN that the passengers have been 100.

The victims had, on Saturday, left Zumba in Tija village of Munya Native Authorities Space.

The accident occurred at about 6pm, 50 metres to their vacation spot when the boat hit a stump of a tree and broke.

The official famous that 65 folks survived, 28 corpses recovered by native divers and 7 nonetheless lacking.

A search and rescue operation is ongoing to recuperate the lacking individuals, the DG added.

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Niger boat accident loss of life toll hits 28

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