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14 traders feared dead in boat mishap

14 traders have reportedly died in a boat mishap that occurred around Fada village in Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State.

The traders boarded the ill-fated boat at Ikyaave crossing point of River Benue in Guma LGA and were heading to a market in neighbouring Buruku LGA when the boat capsized.

14 traders have reportedly died in a boat mishap that occurred around Fada village in Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State.

The traders boarded the ill-fated boat at Ikyaave crossing point of River Benue in Guma LGA and were heading to a market in neighbouring Buruku LGA when the boat capsized.

NigeriaCrime.com learned that the ill-fated boat was conveying 40 passengers when it sank near Fada village. Twenty-six persons were rescued and taken to the hospital while six corpses were recovered and eight others

Confirming the accident, the Benue State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene said the ill-fated boat was conveying 40 passengers when it sank near Fada village.

She revealed that 26 persons were rescued and taken to the hospital while six corpses were recovered and eight others remained unaccounted for.

According to Superintendent, Catherine Anene, “on Tuesday at about 1 pm a boat conveying 40 persons from Guma LGA to Buruku LGA  for business capsized in the river around Fada village in Guma LGA.

“The combined efforts of the police and fishermen in the area led to the rescue of 26 persons who were taken to hospital for treatment. Six corpses have so far been recovered while a search for the remaining eight persons is ongoing.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Wale Abass, commiserates with families and friends of the dead while advising travellers who choose water transport to employ maximum safety measures while travelling on the water especially now that the volume of water is very high.”

Describing the incident as unfortunate and heartrending, the Chairman of Guma LGA, Dr. Mike Ubah who confirmed the accident said “the accident happened on Tuesday when they were going to the market at Buruku LGA after boarding the boat at Ikyaave crossing in Guma LGA.

“After the accident, some of the victims were rescued alive but 14 of the victims died in the mishap and some of the corpses have been recovered,” Ubah added.

learned that the ill-fated boat was conveying 40 passengers when it sank near Fada village. Twenty-six persons were rescued and taken to the hospital while six corpses were recovered and eight others

Confirming the accident, the Benue State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene said the ill-fated boat was conveying 40 passengers when it sank near Fada village.

She revealed that 26 persons were rescued and taken to the hospital while six corpses were recovered and eight others remained unaccounted for.

According to Superintendent, Catherine Anene, “on Tuesday at about 1 pm a boat conveying 40 persons from Guma LGA to Buruku LGA  for business capsized in the river around Fada village in Guma LGA.

“The combined efforts of the police and fishermen in the area led to the rescue of 26 persons who were taken to hospital for treatment. Six corpses have so far been recovered while a search for the remaining eight persons is ongoing.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Wale Abass, commiserates with families and friends of the dead while advising travellers who choose water transport to employ maximum safety measures while travelling on the water especially now that the volume of water is very high.”

Describing the incident as unfortunate and heartrending, the Chairman of Guma LGA, Dr. Mike Ubah who confirmed the accident said “the accident happened on Tuesday when they were going to the market at Buruku LGA after boarding the boat at Ikyaave crossing in Guma LGA.

“After the accident, some of the victims were rescued alive but 14 of the victims died in the mishap and some of the corpses have been recovered,” Ubah added.

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