Tragedy: Boat Carrying Over 80 Passengers Capsizes In Taraba

Tragedy: Boat Carrying Over 80 Passengers Capsizes In Taraba

A boat conveying over 80 passengers capsized in Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The boat is said to have capsized in the Binneri community of Karim Lamido midway through the Benue River on Saturday evening.

A resident in the area, Jessy Danladi, told Channels Television that a few minutes after the incident, three bodies were recovered and thereafter twelve others were recovered by fishermen in the area.

He disclosed that the ill-fated boat was returning from a fish market in the Mayoreneyo community of the Ardo-Kola Local Government Area before the incident took place 50 minutes after take off.

Danladi added that being used to the waters, no passenger was with a lifejacket.

Reacting to the incident, the State Police spokesperson, Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the boat mishap, saying that the authentic figure is being awaited from the divisional police officer of the area.

This sad incident comes weeks after a boat carrying more than 40 passengers from Niger to Kebbi State also capsized.

Last month, 26 persons died in a boat mishap in Niger State, while fifteen others died in a similar accident in Adamawa State.

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