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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.


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.

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