Six Dead, Eight Missing In Benue Boat Mishap

SIX individuals have died following a ship mishap within the Guma Native Authorities Space of Benue state.

Forty travellers had been aboard the boat through the incident, and 26 have been rescued with eight different passengers nonetheless lacking.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Benue State Police Command Catherine Anene disclosed this in a press release on Thursday.

“On 20/9/2022 at 1300hrs a ship conveying forty particular person’s from Guma LGA to Buruku LGA for enterprise capsised within the river round Fada village, Guma LGA.

“Mixed efforts of the police and fishermen within the space led to the rescue of twenty-six(26) individuals who had been taken to hospital for remedy, six (6) corpses have been recovered whereas a seek for the remaining eight (8) individuals is on going,” she famous.

Whereas commiserating with households of the deceased, Benue State Commissioner of Police Wale Abass suggested residents to train most security measures throughout boat travels, contemplating the current rise in water degree.

This mishap comes lower than every week after warnings over the rise in main rivers and water sources throughout numerous elements of Nigeria by the Nigerian Hydrological Companies Company (NIHSA).

The Company had referred to as on authorities and residents in a number of states, together with Benue to take heed to flood and different disasters which may consequence from the rise within the degree of varied water our bodies within the nation.

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