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4 die, others missing in Nasarawa boat accident



By Peters Monday, Abuja

About four persons have died in a boat conveying farmers from Ubbe District in Nasarawa Eggon involved in a tragic accident while crossing a river at Hunki village of Awe Local Government Area.

Congress learnt that the farmers were returning from their rice farm on Monday night when the incident occurred.

The victims are Alkali Congo, Shedrack Dauda, Mashack Dauda, and Akolo Moses.

It was reported that the bodies of the deceased farmers had been taken back to the village for proper identification by their families.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday afternoon.

He narrated that four corpses had been retrieved by local divers while the driver of the boat was still missing.

“Confirmed. It happened yesterday; the farmers were returning from the farm, and the boat capsized.

“With the support of local divers, four corpses were recovered, and one person was rescued.

“The person driving the boat is yet to be found and effort is ongoing to find him.

“The Acting Commissioner of Police sympathised with the families of the deceased and prayed to God to console them in a special way, ” Nansel added.