Abuja (Abuja). A terrible accident has come to light in the African country Nigeria, in which 100 people have died. Here a boat full of people returning from marriage capsized in the Niger river. 100 people including women and children lost their lives in the accident. After this accident, the search is being carried out by running a rescue operation. In this accident that happened on Monday morning, there is less hope of survival of anyone, but still people are being searched by running a search operation.
It is being told that the people in the boat were returning after attending a wedding ceremony in Egboti village of Niger State in northern Nigeria. Nigerian police spokesman Okasanmi Ajayi told that people had arrived to attend the wedding ceremony with the help of a boat in the Niger River. A large number of women and children were also aboard the boat.
The accident happened at 3 am, help reached after hours
At present, the reason for the accident is not clear. But it is being told that there were more than 100 people in the boat and many people were taking bikes along with them. The accident happened at 3 am, so help could not reach the victims. People came to know about this incident long after the accident.
Niger is included in the largest rivers
On Tuesday, the next day of the incident, the administrative officials searched for people here. The local people also helped him in this work. Please tell that the Niger River is one of the largest rivers in Nigeria. This river flows through Guinea, the main river of West Africa, to the Niger Delta of Nigeria. It is a major trade route.
Bad roads, so travel by boat
Nigeria is counted among the poorest countries in Africa. Therefore, transportation by boat is common here. Not only this, due to the bad roads, transportation of goods here is also done through boats. Locally made boats or small ships are used for long distance travel in Nigeria. Most of the accidents happen due to overloading and lack of attention to maintenance.
Such accidents happen every day in Nigeria.
Let us tell you that last month, 15 children drowned after their boat capsized in a river in Sokoto State, North West Nigeria. Earlier in 2022, 76 people died after a boat overturned in a river swollen by floods in Anambra State. In May 2021, a boat carrying people to the market broke down while traveling between Kebbi and Niger states. Only 20 lives could be saved in this accident, while more than 150 people went missing.
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