Two persons missing in Taraba boat mishap

TarabaNOT fewer than two persons were reportedly missing while 10 others were rescued alive when a speedboat conveying 12 passengers across the stretch of River Benue from Karim-Lamido local government area of Taraba state to Lau local government area of the state capsized.

Nigerian Tribune reliably gathered that the boat mishap happened on Tuesday while the driver of the boat was conveying passengers from Karim-Lamido to Lau river bank.

Information available to Nigerian Tribune revealed that the locals were still searching for the missing persons as at the press time.

The spokesperson of Taraba state police command, ASP David Misal confirmed the incident said 10 persons were rescued by divers alive.

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An eyewitness, Joseph Lesku who narrated the incident to newsmen via telephone said the accident occurred when the driver of the boat lost control.

According to him, “the flying boat was coming from the Karim Lamido side of the river and heading towards Lau at top speed when the boy that was riding it lost control and the boat overturned while trying to dock.

“We usually have divers on both sides of the river, so they were able to rescue ten persons out of the twelve including the rider”

“Unfortunately, two persons are still missing and we are still searching for them,” he said.

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