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Nigeria: 21 people feared dead after boat capsizes

Two people rescued by marine police as many declared missing

Adam Abu-bashal  | 06.07.2020 - Update : 06.07.2020
Nigeria: 21 people feared dead after boat capsizes

ABUJA, Nigeria 

At least 21 people are feared dead after a boat capsized in east-central Nigeria, local media reported Sunday.

The boat, which was carrying passengers and goods in the Benue River in Benue province, sank due to being overloaded.

Reports say 23 passengers were on board and several people are still missing.

Police spokesperson Catherine Anene said two people were rescued by marine police and search and rescue teams are continuing operations in the area.

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