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15 bodies recovered, 25 others missing after boat capsizes

15 person have died after a boat capsized in Shagari Dam near Lambara village in Shagari LGA of Sokoto state.

The boat was trying to cross to Mashayan Dundeje Village to collect firewood, according to an eyewitness who spoke to Radio Nigeria in the state.

The accident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.

More than 15 children drowned, and another 25 are still missing, according to the political administrator of the council, Aliyu Abubakar.

“Fifteen bodies, 13 girls and two boys were recovered by local rescue teams and buried in the village,” Abubakar said.

Shagari Dam experiences boat accidents frequently—almost yearly.

Reporting by Nasiru Malali; Editing by Muzha Kucha