(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Lagos, Dhul-Hijjah 25, 1438 H., September 16, 2017, SPA -- More than 50 people were feared killed after a boat capsized in Nigeria's north-western Kebbi State, an official said today.
The boat, which was carrying at least 100 passengers, was travelling from neighbouring Niger and sunk Wednesday in a remote area in the Bagudo local government area in Kebbi State, Bagudo chairman Muhammad Zagga told dpa.
On Friday, 47 people had been rescued and nine corpses recovered, while the other passengers remained missing, according to Zagga.
Authorities suspect the boat capsized due to overloading, the chairman said.
02:28 LOCAL TIME 23:28 GMT