A boat carrying over 100 passengers, on Saturday, capsized mid water on the Benue river.
The ill-fated boat was said to be carrying traders, women and children, heading for Binnari town in Karim-Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State when the incident occurred.
It was learnt that many of the passengers were on their way back home from Mayoreneyo fish market in Ardo-Kola LGA.
Sources said the boat left Mayoreneyo local jetty at about 3.30pm and capsized 40 minutes later.
A resident of Mayoreneyo, Musa Mayoreneyo, disclosed that the ill-fated boat had earlier conveyed passengers from Binnari to Mayoreneyo.
Another resident said only two bodies had so far been recovered by local divers.
It was learnt that none of the passengers had life jacket when the incident occurred.
Acting chairman of inland water transporters in Taraba State, Jidda Mayoreneyo, disclosed that only 15 bodies were recovered close to the scene of the tragic incident.
Chairman, caretaker committee of Ardo-Kola, Alhaji Dalhatu Kawu, while confirming the incident, described it as tragic.
But Police spokesman in Taraba, SP Abdullahi Usman, said he had yet to receive any report of incident.