Six Die in Benue Boat Mishap

Sunday Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

At least six peo­ple lost their lives on Fri­day night after the boat which they were trav­el­ling in cap­sized at the mid­dle of River Katsina-Ala in Kastina-Ala Local Gov­ern­ment Area of Benue State.

Wit­nesses said that the in­ci­dent oc­curred be­tween 7:30 and 8:00pm, dur­ing a heavy rain­fall ac­com­pa­nied by thun­der­storm.

It was gath­ered that none of the 15 pas­sen­gers who were on board the local boat in­clud­ing the de­ceased had on a life jacket when the in­ci­dent oc­curred.

Our cor­re­spon­dent learnt from local sources that the corpses of the vic­tims were re­cov­ered on Fri­day night and Satur­day morn­ing re­spec­tively.

Mean­while, the Po­lice Public Re­la­tion Of­fi­cer (PPRO), for the Benue Com­mand, Moses Joel Yamu, said he was not yet aware of the de­vel­op­ment.

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