26 female passengers, five children perish in Sokoto boat mishap

Dantani said of the 26 recovered corpses, 21 were women while five were children, adding that a search and rescue mission was ongoing.
26 female passengers, five children perish in Sokoto boat mishap
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Twenty six persons have been confirmed dead while search continues following a boat mishap on Shagari River in Shagari local government area of Sokoto State.

Chairman of Shagari Council area, Alhaji Aliyu Dantani, who confirmed the new on Wednesday, in Sokoto State, said the incident occurred on Tuesday evening.

Dantani disclosed that 21 of the 26 recovered corpses were women while five were children, adding that a search and rescue mission was ongoing.

The council boss, however, said the actual number of passengers in the boat could not be immediately ascertained.

According to him, local divers were currently in the river to see how to either recover bodies or rescue survivors.

-NAN

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