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Boat carrying several passengers capsizes in Bayelsa

On Thursday, a boat conveying several passengers capsized near Okoroma in the Nembe council area of Bayelsa.

• April 7, 2023
Capsized boat
Capsized boat in the Nembe council area of Bayelsa

On Thursday, a boat conveying several passengers capsized near Okoroma in the Nembe council area of Bayelsa.

The passengers swam out of the sinking boat to safety.

Tari Dikuma, assistant secretary of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Okpoama Unit, Bayelsa, who was part of the rescue operation, said no life was lost.

He said goods worth millions of naira were lost, but some were salvaged.

“So far, we have not recorded any casualty, but we have salvaged a lot of items using speed boats, barges and open boats,’’ Mr Dikuma said.

The police spokesman in Bayelsa, SP Asinim Butswat, said the accident had not been reported to the police and could not provide further details.

(NAN)

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