Three persons identified as Melody M, Isaac G., and James S., have lost their lives as a boat capsize in Adamawa state.
Sahara Reporters reports that the victims, two males, and one female, reportedly drowned while on their way to a burial ceremony in the Lamurde Local Government Area of the state, after the boat capsized.
The chairman of Lamurde Local Government Area, Burto Williams, confirmed the incident and described it as an unfortunate tragedy.
“The accident is a very unfortunate tragedy that requires government to come to the aid of the people of the area who are constantly being ravaged by cascading water.
Lamurde LG is making efforts to provide medical treatment for the survivors while the council will also foot the bill of the burial arrangements of the three deceased,” He said
Sometime ago six persons lost their lives in a similar accident that happened in Lagos.
Six persons were confirmed dead while two passengers were declared missing after a commercial boat enroute Ikorodu, Lagos, capsized at Ipakodo ferry terminal.
The six adult females that lost their lives to the incident were later recovered by local divers. The boat captain and his assistant could not be found.
All efforts by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) Team to get the manifest of the boat proved abortive as the LASWA Officials at Ikorodu jetty could not establish the number of passengers on board from Ebute – Ero.