Connect with us

NEWS

BREAKING: Many Feared Dead As Boat Capsizes In River Niger, Anambra

Published

on

 

Five persons lost their lives in a boat mishap in Anambra State on their way from Kogi State through the River Niger.

A source in the riverine area of Anambra West Local Government Area told our source’s that the incident happened on Sunday morning.

A video made available to this newspaper by the source showed that the deceased comprised mainly of women and children.

Though the deceased persons have not been identified, they were said to hail from a riverine part of Kogi State and were travelling to Onitsha for various businesses.

The source said: “Early this morning, there was a boat that capsized at River Niger. Some of the victims are from parts of Kogi State and Mmiata Anam in Anambra East Local Government Area, according to the eyewitnesses.”

Meanwhile, police authorities in Anambra State have confirmed the incident, saying that its operatives received a distress call and rescued about 30 persons.

Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, while reacting to an enquiry from our siurce, said: “The situation is under control.

“Our marine operatives, on getting the distress call about the incident, responded swiftly. We were able to rescue over 30 of the passengers alive and recover the five lifeless bodies in the depths of the sea and the capsized boat.

“Preliminary information revealed that the boat was from Kogi state, conveying goods and passengers before the unfortunate incident occurred.

“Meanwhile, the cause is yet to be ascertained, as the investigation is ongoing.”
Source: Daily post

READ ALSO:  Troops Conduct Clearance Operations In Imo, Anambra, Arrest One

For Advert placement, music promotion, event coverage, social media & event management, or to share breaking news story with us, contact: +2347062811394 or +2347059964320.

Ojogwu Godwin Chukwudi hailed from Delta State. A young talented personality, Alumnus of Delta State university,Abraka Studied Library and information science. He is an intellectual cyber communicator expert and a prolific blogger professional.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending