More than 150 feared drowned after overloaded passenger ferry sinks in Niger Delta

//More than 150 feared drowned after overloaded passenger ferry sinks in Niger Delta

More than 150 feared drowned after overloaded passenger ferry sinks in Niger Delta

More than 150 people were feared drowned in northwest Nigeria on Wednesday after an overloaded boat ferrying passengers to a market sank in the Niger River, local officials said.The boat was travelling between central Niger state and Wara in northwest Kebbi state when it sank, National Inland Waterways Authority local manager Yusuf Birma told reporters.“The boat capacity was not up to the 180 passengers it carried,” Birma said.The boat involved was a wooden boat which was old and very weak…

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