Boat conveying about 100 people including women and kids capsized midway

boat conveying about 100 people including women and kids capsized midway
SICILIAN STRAIT, MEDITERRANEAN SEA - MAY 25: Migrants in an overcrowded boat, which was about to capsize, are rescued by Bettica and Bergamini ships of Italian Navy at Sicilian Strait, between Libya and Italy, in Mediterranean sea on May 25, 2016. The Italian Navy saved around 500 migrants as they found dead bodies of seven migrants in the sea during the operations. (Photo by Italian Navy / Marina Militare/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Sixty-five people were rescued from the crash scene In Tijana, Munya council area of Niger, but seven people remain missing. A boat conveying about 100 people including women and kids capsized midway at about 6:00 pm Saturday if the villagers were coming from a local market in Zumba in Shiroro local government area of the state.

The Sarkin Kasuwan (Head of the Economy ) Zumba, Adamu Ahmed, confirmed the retrieval of 30 bodies since search-and-rescue operations started Saturday night.

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He clarified that the local divers are still intensifying search for more bodies as he stated that lack of aid in the area of logistics from any quarter is slowing down their search performance. The boat that’s supposedly six months old in a heavy windstorm in a rain on Saturday evening. Among the victims were a few returnees who had earlier fled their houses with their children due to bandit attacks. Adamu stated,

“Some of the victims were going back to the village to go and get some food thing and return back into Zumba where they’re taking refuge as a consequence of bandits activities in the communities that are affected. The Director-General, State Emergency Management Agency, Ahmed Inga, when contacted on the issue said the true number of people who were on board that the capsized were about 100. He explained 28 bodies have been recovered, 65 people rescued while the search for the rest seven is continuing.

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