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15 killed, three missing in Katsina boat mishap



NO fewer than 15 people were killed when a canoe carrying 21 passengers capsised while crossing Sabke Dam in Mai’Adua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

  The incident, which occurred at about 8:30pm, claimed the lives of eight children and seven adults while the paddler of the canoe and two other passengers have been declared missing.

  The victims, who are indigenes of Tsabo village in Mai’Adua Local Government Area of the state, were returning from Bariya village in Mashi Local Government Area of the state after paying Sallah homepage to their relatives.

  Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina State, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.

  According to him, three persons have been rescued by policemen in collaboration with fishermen in the community.

  “We received a distress call yesterday that a canoe carrying a yet-to-be identified number of passengers on board from Ungwar Bariya village of Mashi LGA to Tsabo village in Mai’Adua LGA after Sallah visitation while crossing back home capsised. A joint effort of the police and fishermen, three persons were rescued alive, 15 corpses, mostly women and children, were recovered. We are making efforts to know the whereabouts of the driver and two other missing passengers,” he said.

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