Boat with 160 passengers onboard sinks in Niger River

– – Nigerian authorities have said that a boat with 160 passengers onboard on Wednesday sank in the Niger River. The accident happened due to what reports say was as a result of an overloaded boat. The boat was meant to ferry not more than 80 passengers, according to officials who revealed that the vessel was also loaded with bags of sand from a gold mine. Close to 140 people are still said to be missing in northwest Nigeria, a local official said. Abdullahi Buhari Wara, administrative head of Ngaski…

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