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More than 100 die in Nigerian boat tragedy

More than 100 die in Nigerian boat tragedy

AT least 50 people drowned and several others were missing after an overloaded boat capsized in Nigeria's north-central region, residents and state officials said. The wooden boat was ferrying people across a river to Kwara state after a wedding ceremony in neighbouring Niger state when it capsized on Monday night, local residents said. It was not immediately clear how many people were in the boat, but Kwara state government in a statement said the people were from five villages and rescue efforts for possible survivors were still underway. The statement said the Kwara state governor commiserated with the people "on…
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