BREAKING; Many Feared Dead As Boat Carrying 50 Passengers Sink In Niger State
Fred Omotara, Lagos
A boat carrying about 50 people, women and children inclusive, has sank in Zumba, Shiroro Local Government area of Niger State, killing an unspecified number of people.
The mishap occurred on Saturday morning when the victims were coming to a popular market in Zumba.
Although the actual number of casualty is still sketchy as of the time of filing in this report, a source close to Zumba market said that the wooden boat with about 50 passengers and farm produce on board capsized midway into their journey.
The boat according to source took off from Iburo community at about 10am but news filtered into the market at 12pm that the boat, which was number five among the boats that took off from the community, has capsized.
It was learnt that local divers from the community have swung Into action for search and rescue of the victims.