The number of Nigerians who died in Sunday’s boat crash in Niger State has risen from 26 to 30.
The spokesman for the Niger State Emergency Management Agency NSEMA, Hussaine Ibrahim, who made this known Monday night in a brief WhatsApp post to PUNCH, said it comprised of three male children and 27 women.
Hussain also disclosed that four communities were affected including Gbajibo, Yankyade, Biagi, and Ekwa all in Mokwa LGA.
He spoke with PUNCH on the telephone and disclosed that most of the rescued victims were still in a state of shock and were unable to speak when they arrived in the communities Monday.
According to him, a larger percentage of the passengers who boarded the boat were women on their way to the farm.
Earlier, a boat carrying over 100 passengers on Sunday in Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger State capsized killing 30 passengers. 30 others were rescued.
Hussaine did not confirm if more of the passengers were rescued on Monday.
Credit: Chika Otuchikere