Ten Teenage Girls Drown in a Boat Mishap on Their Way to a Wedding in Taraba

What residents have to face as a result of the surge (credits: Vanguard)
As the floods that have been predicted in strategic parts continue, at least ten have lost their lives when their canoe capsized on their way to a wedding in one of the regions hit by the predicted flooding.
According to the head of the in State, Manja Agwe Mathew, on Wednesday, three others who were in the canoe that capsized on the Karim River are still missing: “The bodies of 10 passengers in the canoe were recovered by local fishermen while search for the remaining three is still on,” he said.
He added that the accident occurred late on Tuesday while the group was travelling “to a wedding ceremony in another village across the river.”
Earlier on, on Monday, the had announced that at least 137 people have died in Nigeria since July from -related causes. Water levels have surged on the , which feeds the Karim, causing at least 30 deaths. Meanwhile, the thousands of people in the south and centre of the country who live on the plains of the have been urged to evacuate their homes, fearing that the river will overflow.

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