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

Published 5 years ago by: franel
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at 01:11 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)

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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.

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cadanre at 01:12 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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RIP

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katdeluna2 at 02:50 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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R I P.
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dareper at 03:30 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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Oh, tragic. RIP
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ThoRam at 03:38 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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RIP  Cry Cry    
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Noble12 at 03:43 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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bad
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Solidstonez at 03:46 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

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Solidstonez at 03:46 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

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Yossman at 04:48 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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God help us
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N_W_A at 04:57 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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RIP.. Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
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schmit at 05:06 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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R.I.P eya
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Prinz_jadon at 05:41 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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See gbede Boxing day catch fire
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arazanbal at 06:06 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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Rip.God help
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cocoeni at 06:54 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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RIP to the dead
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reddish at 07:25 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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too much death dis season.
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reddish at 07:28 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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too much death dis season.
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dlimelite at 07:30 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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Rest in peace  Sad
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winace at 07:42 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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Wat a tragedy
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osamabinladin at 08:58 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Sad
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paulohking at 09:02 PM, 27/12/2013 (5 years ago)
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Roll Eyes
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