A boat carrying 50 people has capsized in Yauri Local Government, Kebbi State with 40 passengers unaccounted for. PREMIUM TIMES reports.InformationGuideNigeria
The boat capsized on Monday around noon while it ferried passengers to the Yauri weekly market.JAMB Portal
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PREMIUM TIMES learned that the boat was coming from Kasabo in Agura Local Government in Niger State to Yauri in Kebbi. The two states share an expansive boundary covering about eight local governments.
The boat capsized due to intense water waves in the Niger River, Bala Mohammed, the chairman of Yauri told Radio Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi.NYSC Portal
He said only 10 passengers have been rescued.
Mr Mohammed said rescue operations are still ongoing in the river.