Ten people confirmed dead after the Kwara boat mishap in Lafiagi.
The Kwara boat mishap occurred on last weekend in Lafiagi.
This was as a result of unnecessary overloading of loads and commuters which was originally meant for rescuing passengers but was converted into a commercial vessel.
So far, six out of many bodies have been recovered from the water.
It was gathered that the passengers who were said to be from the same family were headed for a social event in Niger State before the boat capsized that day.
Residents have pleaded with the government to help built a bridge that van connect the river to other neighbouring states. They said if the government did that, incidents like this would be avoided.
This recent boat mishap comes few days after seven persons including students were feared killed in a boat mishap at Akere area of Ipokia, Ipokia Local government area of Ogun state.
Residents blamed the mishap on overloading of bags of garri and motorcycles by the operators of the boat.
Also in October, five students from a private secondary school were declared missing after a boat capsized in a river in Kaduna State, North West Nigeria.
The bodies of five missing students were later recovered in the Kaduna River by officials of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency with the support of the local divers.
The bodies were later deposited at the Saint Gerald Catholic Hospital in Kaduna.
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