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Seven People Died In Shagari Boat Mishap


Seven People Died In Shagari Boat Mishap

Seven people said to be farmers and labourers working for a large scale farmer across the river died as a boat in which they were traveling plunged into Lambara Dam in Shagari Local Government area of Sokoto State.

The Sole Administrator of the local government, Alhaji Dandi Ango Shagari, stated that the incident occurred about 1pm on 21st September. He said the incident occurred as a result of overloading in which the driver had earlier complained to passengers , but they failed to yield to his warnings.

Speaking on the incident, village head of Lambara, Hassan Lambara says majority of the victims were rescued by good spirited individual while the body of the seven victims have been buried according to Islamic rite.

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