Floods in Nigeria: 76 dead after boat capsizes as worsening flood conditions in Anambra
Abuja, October 10: At least 76 died after a boat carrying 85 people capsized in floodwaters in Nigeria’s Anambra state on Sunday. Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari has expressed his sorrow over the boating accident.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the Nigerian President’s Office said: “Emergency services have confirmed 76 dead after a boat carrying 85 people capsized following flooding in the Ogval region of the state.”
After the news of the accident broke, the Nigerian government swiftly proceeded with the rescue and recovery mission. Bangladesh: 51 dead as boat capsizes on Kalaatya river in Panchagarh. some missing.
“Following the tragedy, the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority @WaterwaysNG and the National Emergency Management Agency @nemanigeria quickly embarked on a rescue and recovery mission,” the statement added.
While details are awaited, the President has directed all other rescue and relief agencies to rush to the scene of the accident. He also instructed relevant agencies to check safety protocols on these ferries to ensure that such accidents are avoided in the future. Assam: Several people missing after boat capsizes on Brahmaputra river near Duburi district.
President Buhari said he was saddened by the boat accident and instructed all efforts to be made to explain to all passengers. I pray for the well-being of the families of the victims of this terrible accident.”
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