Rescued workers have recovered the bodies of 48 victims of Wednesday’s boat mishap in the state.
At least 140 people were feared dead when a boat carrying 162 passengers capsized and sank into River Niger in Ngaski local government area of the state on Wednesday morning.
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The Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Muazu, confirmed this to journalists on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi.
He said: “So far, a combined team of rescue operatives have discovered 48 dead bodies and the search for the other casualties is still ongoing around the river where the incident took place.”