Bauchi boat mishap: Reps calls for NEMA’s intervention

38 people have reportedly drowned in a boat accident in Kuna village in the Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi state. The incident was said to have occurred on Monday when the deceased transported themselves to their farms in a canoe which capsized in a river. The Caretaker Chairman of the Local Government, Alh. Bappa Abdu Bara, who disclosed this to newsmen in Bauchi on Tuesday confirmed that only two people survived. He added the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) was searching for the corpses of the remaining deceased persons. He said “I want to commiserate with the people of Kirfi, Bauchi State and Nigeria as a whole over the loss of our brothers on their way to their farms. They entered canoe they were 40 in number on Monday, 7th October 2019, and unfortunately, all of them were drowned only two people escape, but the remaining 38 drowned.” “We discovered two dead bodies along Badara. We conducted searched in water ways but didn’t find the remaining corpses. We pray Almighty Allah to forgive the souls of the people who lost their lives.”

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