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Boat Accident On Nigeria’s River Niger; 150 Passengers Feared Dead In Niger State

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Boat Accident On Nigeria’s River Niger; 150 Passengers Feared Dead In Niger State

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Sept 29, 2013 – Boat Accident On Nigeria’s River Niger; 150 Passengers Feared Dead In Niger State

A boat carrying 150 passengers on River Niger capsized on Friday while traders where returning from Malilli Village to Tunga Illo village in Borgu LGA of Niger State.

According to rescuers on site, dead bodies of 42 passengers were found with others still missing.

Some volunteer divers are still recovering more corpses on River Niger.

The Secretary to Niger State Government who confirmed the incident said; ”We believe that the boat was overloaded because the boat’s capacity was put at 60 passengers, but over 150 passengers were said to be on board during the incident. The debris in the swollen river may also have been responsible for the incident”.

A mass burial has been scheduled for the victims at the river’s bank as villagers alerted to watch out for more floating corpses.

What a tragedy! May their souls rest in perfect peace



  1. ibiyemi

    September 29, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    I just saw this on CNN. Tragedy indeed may God receive their soul

  2. omasum

    September 29, 2013 at 2:55 AM

    Accident everyday this is sad.

  3. esther

    September 29, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    may their soul rest in peace Amen!

  4. Prince agba

    September 29, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    God hv mercy on thier soul, may they rest in the blossom of the lord.

    • Obians

      September 30, 2013 at 8:43 AM


  5. bezo

    September 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    RIP innocent one’s, while this Goodluck non even dey encounter all this thing self

  6. funky

    September 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    may there soul rest in peace and smtimes we ought 2 knw wat is rite and wrng,over loaded wit over double of d normal rate 2 b carried,hmmm ,God help us

  7. thompson chika

    September 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    May there soul rest in peace…..

  8. El-Naseer Aliyu

    September 29, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Inna lillahi wa inna alaihim rajiun may there soul rest in perfect peace

  9. Book of Life

    September 29, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    May their souls rest in perfect peace. Amen

  10. newtonhill

    September 29, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    may their souls RIP

  11. yemzo

    September 29, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Na wah o may der soul RIP

  12. Olasco

    September 30, 2013 at 6:11 AM

    How mean times do we preched to doe people were alive? Now evry body is shouting

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