Forty-eight dead bodies of the people involved in a boat mishap in the Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State have been recovered.
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Alhaji Abubakar Muazu, disclosed this on Thursday.
Muazu said, “So far, a combined team of rescue operatives have discovered 48 dead bodies and the search for the other casualties is still ongoing around the river where the incident took place.”
He said the National Emergency Management Agency and other relevant stakeholders are currently in the river trying to locate the remaining bodies.
Muazu, however, ruled out the possibility of getting any of those who were involved in the accident alive.
“It would be difficult for anybody to remain alive while spending more than a day under the water,” he said.
On Wednesday, a boat accident in Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State resulted in the drowning of over 140 people in the river.