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76 Feared Dead As Boat Capsizes In Anambra

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Again, Ten People Die In Boat Mishap

Seventy-six persons have died in an engine boat loaded with about 85 passengers which capsized on Saturday morning.

Naija News gathered that the ill-fated boat, which had about 85 persons on board, took off from Onukwu Bridge and was heading to Nkwo market, Ogbakuba in Ogbaru Local Government Area, Anambra State, before it capsized. 

According to sources, only nine persons have been rescued while the rest are yet to be seen.

Although, details of the incident were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.

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He said, “It has happened. An engine boat that loaded about 85 passengers at Onukwu bridge Ossomala enroute to Nkwo Ogbakuba market capsized this morning. Only nine passengers were rescued, the rest are yet to be seen.

“I wasn’t there when the boat loaded but the information we got unofficially is that it loaded 85.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.

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