6 bodies recovered, 8 missing after boat capsizes in Nigeria

MARKURDI, Nigeria (The Informant247) – At least six bodies were recovered and eight people were missing after a boat capsized in north-central Nigeria on Tuesday, police said.

The ill-fated boat was carrying 40 people from Guma to Buruku local government area for business activities when it capsized at about 1:00 pm around Fada village in Guma, Benue state.

“Combined efforts of the police and fishermen in the area led to the rescue of twenty six (26) persons who were taken to a hospital for treatment, six (6) corpses have been recovered while a search for the remaining eight (8) persons is on-going,” police spokesperson Catherine Anene told reporters on Thursday.

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