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Tragically, boat capsizes in Nigerian river, 29 dead, schoolchildren

The BBC news agency reported that on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, a boat capsized in a river in Kano State. northern nigeria It has killed at least 29 people, mostly students aged 6-12, who were on their way to religious ceremonies.

Police said the boat was carrying around 50 passengers from Badau village on the way to Bagwi. before sinking in the middle of the river Only seven survivors were rescued, and the rest are currently being searched.

It is not yet known exactly what caused the ship to capsize. But Nigeria has frequent boat accidents. And most of them are caused by overloading passengers. and poor maintenance. Two weeks ago, a ship capsized in the waters of Chikawa state. Until the death of seven girls. In May, a similar incident occurred in Kebbe State. until more than 100 deaths

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