15 killed in Bauchi boat accident


At least 15 people have died in a crowded canoe mishap at Gwaskaram village, Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

The Permanent Secretary of Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency, Shehu Ningi, confirmed the incident on Thursday.

Ningi said that the accident happened over the weekend on the Gwaskaram river as the canoe was conveying passengers from Gwaskaram to the next village, Yola Doka, on a market day.

He said three persons were rescued, adding that rescue operation is still ongoing to recover the remaining bodies.

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