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Boat Accident Leaves Two Dead & Several Injured In Jigawa

Boat Accident Leaves Two Dead & Several Injured In Jigawa

On Sunday, two people, Bara’atu Garba and Mahmud Surajo were killed when a canoe carrying 13 passengers capsized in Jigawa State’s Ringim Local Government Area.

According to multiple reports, five passengers among the rescued victims were hospitalized during the accident, while six other victims remained unaccounted for.

The accident happened while the victims were on their way to pay a condolence visit when the tragedy struck.

DSP Lawan Shiitu, the state Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Monday.

Confirming the incident, the police PRO said;

“On September 11, 2022, around 12.40 pm, information at our disposal revealed that a particular canoe with about 13 passengers who were on transit from Dabi village toward Siyangu village all in Ringim LGA reportedly capsized.

On arrival, a search and rescue mission was launched with the assistance of local divers. It led to the recovery of seven persons on the spot and were all rushed to the General Hospital Ringim for medical attention. Two out of the seven passengers found were certified dead by the medical doctor,”

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