Boat Accident: Two More Bodies Recovered – NSEMA

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The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has released names and photos of some recovered bodies of victims of the boat accident that occurred on Monday morning.

Hussain Ibrahim, NSEMA spokesman, on Wednesday, said one of the victims, Murna Ezekiel, was from Kebbi State while Bilyaminu Kontagora, Dauda Alhassan Kasabu and Iliya Kpchra Busuru were from Niger State.

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According to Ibrahim, two more bodies were recovered from the river on Wednesday morning. He said their names would be available as soon as they get the details.

The boat was carrying passengers from Kasabu village in Agwara Local Government Area of Niger State to Yauri, Kebbi State, before it capsized following heavy rains and wind.

He further explained that since the incident, search and rescue operations by local divers and boat owners under the supervision of the agency’s desk officer in Agwara have been on to recover victims’ bodies.

He lamented that the continuous rains and strong wind in the area had disrupted the work of the search and rescue team.

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He attributed the cause of the incident to water hyacinth and the strong waves in the area.

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