Boat accident

A father and two of his sons died in a boat accident on River Kaduna at Wuya community along Bida-Mokwa Road on Friday.

Director-General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Ahmed Inga disclosed this in Minna on Saturday.

Inga, who identified the victims as Malam Yahaya Hamza and his two sons, said that the incident occurred as they were returning from their farm.

He further disclosed that the deceased hailed from Edati local government area in the state.

However, Inga said that the man that paddled the boat survived the boat mishap.

The NSEMA boss further disclosed that the bodies of the dead victims had been recovered and buried.

Inga, who noted that the Niger State Government had provided life jackets for people travelling on boats, advised boat operators to adhere to necessary safety rules to prevent a recurrence.

Safety Record recalls that 15 people died in a boat accident at Gungun Bussa (old Bussa) in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State on July 28.

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