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Tragedy As A Boat Carrying At Least 50 People Capsizes Leaving 20 Dead With Seven Rescued

In the northern Nigerian state of Kano, a boat carrying more than 50 persons crashed.

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Following the tragedy on Tuesday evening, police claim 20 bodies have been recovered and seven people have been rescued.Many of the casualties were Muslim students on their way to a religious gathering.


According to officials and neighbors, the boat was transporting dozens of people from Badau village to Bagwai town, where they were scheduled to attend an Islamic religious ritual.


A search and rescue operation is underway in Kano state, according to a police official.Those who have been rescued so far have been sent to a hospital for treatment.The cause of the boat's capsize is yet to be established.


Overloading and poor maintenance of the boats, as well as a lack of effective regulation by the authorities, are frequently blamed in Nigeria for such tragedies.


Source :https://twitter.com/TheStarKenya/status/1465938085972262912?t=czYJXWuT-xb9LtBqPrPjRQ&s=19


May the departed soul rest in eternal glory.

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Badau Bagwai Kano Nigeria Nigerian

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