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30 dead after boat capsizes in Nigeria

Three men found dead

Thirty people drowned when an overloaded boat capsized in central Nigeria’s Niger state, an emergency official told AFP Monday. Local media said some of the victims were people displaced by recent violence in the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari commended the emergency services and the divers for their response and urged Nigeria’s transportation authorities to beef up policing of safety regulations on the waterways.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Boat capsizes are common in Nigeria, mainly because of overcrowding and lack of maintenance, particularly in the annual rainy season. Loss of life is typically high when these accidents occur as many boats do not carry sufficient lifejackets and few know how to swim.

Eighteen people including 15 young girls were killed in November last year when their canoe capsized in a river in northeast Nigeria.

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Source: guardian