Boat Mishap Claims 30 Lives In Rivers

About 30 persons died on Tuesday night, following a boat mishap that occurred at Chiogbonna waterfront in Mgbuodohia-Rumuolumeni Community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. LEADERSHIP gathered that the boat, which had about 40 passengers on board took off from Eagle Island in Port Harcourt and was sailing towards the Rumuolumeni axis when it capsized at about 11.00 pm. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said ten out of the 40 passengers in the ill-fated boat were rescued alive in a joint rescue operation by aid agencies in the state.


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