Kwara Boat Mishap: 144 rescued, 33 bodies found In Niger state

No fewer than 144 victims of Monday’s boat mishap at Egbu village in Patigi local government area of Kwara State have been rescued.

The state police command disclosed this in a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi in Ilorin, the state capital on Wednesday.

The police command added that a total of 106 persons died in the incident, while directing officers on the rescue operation to “continue in the effort while providing security for the rescued victims of the accident until they are fully recovered from the shock and trauma of the accident and handed over to their families.”

Meanwhile, Niger State emergency officials have recovered 33 bodies of the 103 people who died in the boat mishap in Kwara parts of River Niger.

The emergency rescue team from the Niger State Emergency Management Agency was mobilised to complement the sister state.

Niger State governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, described the incident as heartbreaking.

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