Friday, August 29, 2014

BREAKING: Boat capsizes in Port Harcourt, 10 feared dead

No fewer than ten persons have been reportedly killed on Friday when a boat carrying 35 passengers sailing to Port Harcourt capsized.

Confirming the sad incident to newsmen on Friday, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) co-coordinator, Onimode Bandele said efforts were ongoing by the agency and other security agencies to rescue the victims.

He said, “We can confirm that 10 persons died early today when a Port Harcourt-bound passenger’s boat sank.”

Chairman of Bonny Local Government Council, Adonye Wilcox, also confirmed the accident, which he said occurred at 7:45 am.

“Information available… indicates that the boat hit an object on the way and sank,” he said.

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