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Two dead, many missing in Yobe boat accident


Two dead, many missing in Yobe boat accident

Two people have reportedly died while many others are missing after a boat capsized in Yobe State.

The Director-General Press and Media Affairs in Yobe, Mamman Mohammed, said the boat mishap occurred on Saturday afternoon when two passenger boats bound for the Babangida weekly market capsized in a flood wave.

In his statement, Mohammed said the state governor, Mai Mala Buni has expressed shock and sorrow over the accident which occurred in Jumbam, Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the state.

Buni directed relevant agencies in the state to commence an intensive search for the remaining victims. He described the accident as sad, unfortunate and devastating, and prayed for the safe rescue of the remaining passengers.

He advised people travelling by road or water to always be safety cautious.

“The heavy rains and floods usually come from far and unannounced; we should always be on the watch out and avoid dangerous waterways,” he said.

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