Boxing Day Tragedy: 50 Feared Dead, Others Missing As Boat Capsizes In Benue

6 years ago by: franel
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-- (m) at 27-12-2013 01:11PM

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«§» 27 December 2013

About 50 persons are feared dead and many declared missing after a boat carrying an unknown number of passengers yesterday capsized in River Buruku in Buruku local government area of Benue State.



According to report, the incident occurred at about 8.45pm when the boat had taken passengers aboard at the crossing terminal before it capsized minutes after starting its journey in yet to be ascertained circumstances.

It was gathered that the passengers, including men and women who had come out to have fun at Buruku Beach to celebrate Boxing Day when tragedy struck.

Confirming the incident, spokesman of the Benue State police command, DSP Daniel Ezeala said, "The number of casualties is yet to be ascertained and investigation is in process", adding that a rescue team was still searching for victms in the river.

He stated that a rescue team has already been dispatched to search for victims in the river.



-- cadanre (f) at 27-12-2013 01:12PM
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RIP

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-- katdeluna2 (f) at 27-12-2013 02:50PM
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R I P.
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-- dareper (m) at 27-12-2013 03:30PM
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Oh, tragic. RIP
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-- ThoRam (m) at 27-12-2013 03:38PM
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RIP  Cry Cry    
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-- Noble12 (m) at 27-12-2013 03:43PM
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bad
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-- Solidstonez (f) at 27-12-2013 03:46PM
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 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

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-- Solidstonez (f) at 27-12-2013 03:46PM
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 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

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-- Yossman (m) at 27-12-2013 04:48PM
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God help us
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-- N_W_A (m) at 27-12-2013 04:57PM
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RIP.. Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
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-- schmit (f) at 27-12-2013 05:06PM
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R.I.P eya
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-- Prinz_jadon (m) at 27-12-2013 05:41PM
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See gbede Boxing day catch fire
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-- arazanbal (m) at 27-12-2013 06:06PM
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Rip.God help
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-- cocoeni (f) at 27-12-2013 06:54PM
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RIP to the dead
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-- reddish (f) at 27-12-2013 07:25PM
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too much death dis season.
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-- reddish (f) at 27-12-2013 07:28PM
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too much death dis season.
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-- dlimelite (f) at 27-12-2013 07:30PM
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Rest in peace  Sad
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-- winace (f) at 27-12-2013 07:42PM
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Wat a tragedy
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-- osamabinladin (m) at 27-12-2013 08:58PM
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 Sad
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-- paulohking (m) at 27-12-2013 09:02PM
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Roll Eyes
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