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Many passengers feared dead as boat capsizes in Anambra

  A boat has capsized in Anambra state, killing many passengers on board.   According to PUNCH, the incident occurred on Saturday mornin...

 


A boat has capsized in Anambra state, killing many passengers on board.

 

According to PUNCH, the incident occurred on Saturday morning.

 

The boat was said to be carrying 85 passengers.

 

The boat reportedly took off from Onukwu bridge and was heading to Nkwo market, Ogbakuba in Ogbaru LGA when it capsized.

 

The newspaper quoted sources as saying only nine persons have been rescued.

 

“An engine boat that loaded about 85 passengers at Onukwu bridge Ossomala enroute to Nkwo Ogbakuba market capsized this morning. Only nine passengers were rescued, the rest are yet to be seen,” a source was quoted as saying.

 

“I wasn’t there when the boat loaded but the information we got unofficially is that it loaded 85.”

 

Efforts to speak with Tochukwu Ikenga, spokesperson of the Anambra police command, to confirm the number of casualties were unsuccessful.

 

Similarly, officials of the State Emergency Management Authority are yet to ascertain the death toll from the incident.

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