Niger boat mishap: 12 bodies recovered, 18 rescued

The Niger state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has confirmed the death of 12 victims of boat mishap in River Kaduna, while 18 of the victims have been rescued alive.

This was confirmed by the  Director General of the agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Monday, said that the deceased had since been buried.

A boat carrying 30 traders from Kaduna state to Niger capsized on River Kaduna on Sept. 16.

Inga disclosed that 30 passengers were on the boat from Kuduru, Boze and Shakulape in Chikwum Local government Area of Kaduna when it capsized as a result of the heavy windstorm.

He said that the boat capsized 30 minutes after takeoff around Kuduru community.

Inga said that the traders were travelling to Kwata Market located in Zumba, in Shiroro Local Government Areas of Niger state.

Source: ( PM News )