Crime

15 confirmed dead, 35 missing in bot mishap

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed the death of fifteen people concerned during a boat accident that occurred on stream Malale in Borgu local government area of Niger State.

According to a report, people involved within the accident were coming back from Warrah market, a small community in Ngaski local government area of Kebbi State, to Sabo Yumu in Borgu once the disaster occurred.

The SEMA Director-General, Ibrahim inga, told ChannelsTV the agency got the decision for facilitate terribly late, adding that the incident occurred over the weekend however they heard about it on tuesday evening.

The SEMA boss aforementioned the data reaching him unconcealed that fifty passengers on the boat were thrown into the water when the boat capsized at the center of the stream.

He further that some of the passengers were reclaimed while search was in progress for others, noting that the accident was due to poor visibility and overloading.

Inga, however, aforementioned the govt was operating towards enacting regulatory measures to checkmate the activities of ocean transporters, significantly in imposing the utilization of safety jackets.

He, however, said more life-jackets would be provided to cut back the amount of victims typically recorded when the accident.

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