A sudden rise in water level in River Mayo Celbein in Gashaka area of Taraba was responsible for the drowning deaths of 9 corps members who were swimming during a picnic party yesterday.
According to the Taraba Police Command’s spokesman, ASP David Missal, 7 corpses had so far been recovered in the incident that happened on Saturday.
Here is what Missal said about the sad death of the corps members:
“Information available to our disposal reveals that 22 Youth Corps members serving in the state were on a picnic party in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA on Saturday when the incident happened.
“We were made to understand that while they were swimming, there was a sudden increase in the volume of water which carried nine of them away.
“We have so far recovered Seven corpses while the search for the two remaining corpses is still in progress”.