BREAKING: 10 Feared Dead As Boat Capsizes In Port Harcourt

By 08:57 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 Comments


No fewer than ten persons

have been reportedly killed

on Friday when a boat

carrying 35 passengers sailing

to Port Harcourt capsized.

Confirming the sad incident to

newsmen on Friday, the

National Emergency

Management Agency (NEMA)

co-coordinator, Onimode

Bandele said efforts were

ongoing by the agency and

other security agencies to

rescue the victims.

He said, “We can confirm

that 10 persons died early

today when a Port

Harcourt-bound passenger’s

boat sank.”

Chairman of Bonny Local

Government Council, Adonye

Wilcox, also confirmed the

accident, which he said

occurred at 7:45 am.

“Information available…

indicates that the boat hit

an object on the way and

sank,” he said.


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