32 killed in river capsizing in Nigeria

32 killed in river capsizing in Nigeria
# 14 November 2023 03:36 (UTC +04:00)

Authorities in Nigeria have confirmed that 32 people, 20 of whom were small children, were killed after a boat ferrying passengers capsized and sank in the country’s north-eastern state of Taraba on Saturday, November 11, APA reports.

The incident occurred along the Benue River near the local government area of Ibbi as the unnamed vessel was travelling eastward at around 16:30 local time on Saturday.

Numerous investigations have since been launched to identify the probable causes of the tragedy.

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