March 2, 2024

An engine boat having at about 85 passengers capsized as 76 passengers were reported dead .The ill-fated boat took off from Onukwu Bridge and was heading to Nkwo market, Ogbakuba in Ogbaru Local Government Area, Anambra State, before the incident which happened early Saturday morning, the State Emergency Management Authority official said.

He also added that nine got rescued while the rest are yet to be seen.

“It has happened. An engine boat that loaded about 85 passengers at Onukwu bridge Ossomala enroute to Nkwo Ogbakuba market capsized this morning. Only nine passengers were rescued, the rest are yet to be seen.“I wasn’t there when the boat loaded but the information we got unofficially is that it loaded 85.” he said.

Marvelous Ogidi

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