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Bodies of victims in Niger State boat mishap recovered

Bodies of the seven people who reportedly lost their lives in a boat mishap that occurred on Sunday at Zhigiri village, Shiroro Local Government Area of the state, have been recovered.

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Wednesday that the bodies of the seven victims of the mishap had been recovered and buried.

Ahmed Inga, the Director-General of the Agency also made known that there were two survivors; the boat driver and a woman.

“The boat driver and a lady survived, while seven people lost their lives to the unfortunate incident.

“The bodies of the deceased have been recovered and buried,” Inga said.

He said the mishap occurred while the boat was sailing to Dnaweto, a neighbouring village in the hinterland, for a naming ceremony.

Mr. Inga said that the passengers of the boat were nine and they took off from Zhijigiri village to Dnaweto village.

He said that the boat sailed on the water from the ongoing construction area of the Zungeru hydroelectric power dam.


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