Over 100 wedding guests dead as boat capsizes in Kwara

No less than 100 people are believed to have died in a boat accident in the village of Egbu, in the Patigi Local Government Area of ​​Kwara State.

The dead are believed to be returning from a wedding ceremony in the neighboring village of Egbeti in Niger state before the incident. They are said to have taken off from the village of Kpada.

It is gathered that so far about 50 bodies have been recovered from the scene of the incident, thus leaving the whole community in a state of mourning.

It also gathered the storm from the river throwing boats around, causing it to crash into a tree. The boat then capsized.

Another account says that no less than 300 passengers on the return trip from the event were on the ill-fated boat.

Incident on the death toll includes 69 people from the village of Egbu; 36 people from Gakpan village and 4 people from Kpada village in Patigi local government area of ​​the state.

Speaking to The Nation, a spokesman for the Kwara state commander, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident.

He added that the command sent the Divisional Police of the local government to the area.

He said yes “A preliminary report of a capsized boat carrying about 100 people in a village in the Patigi local government area of ​​the state; I will provide you with more details about the incident as soon as I have more information.

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