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At least 33 dead in Nigeria boat capsize, 23 still missing: Emergency services

The accident happened in a remote area of Kebbi state on Wednesday morning. Thirty-three bodies were salvaged from the river while 23 are still missing.

world Updated: Sep 15, 2017 22:47 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
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Twenty-three people are still missing.(Representative image)

At least 33 people drowned after an overloaded boat carrying traders from Niger capsized in northwest Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said today.

NEMA coordinator Suleiman Mohammed Karim told AFP that the accident happened in a remote area of Kebbi state on Wednesday morning.

“Thirty-three bodies were salvaged from the river while 23 are still missing... We presume they are all dead.”

First Published: Sep 15, 2017 22:47 IST