Gloria Ogbu

Six dead bodies have been recovered from a boat accident that happened in a river around Fada village in the Guma local government area of Benue State.

According to report, the boat had 40 passengers on board which it was conveying from Guma local government area to the Buruku council all in Benue State before it capsized at Fada village in Guma LGA.

It was also gathered that twenty-six people have been recovered while a search is on for the remaining eight people.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene who confirmed the incident in a statement said that efforts were being made to recover the eight people.

Anene also advised water travellers to employ maximum safety measures while travelling especially in this period of rainy season.

The statement reads in part: “On 20/9/2022 at 1300hrs a boat conveying forty person’s from Guma LGA to Buruku LGA for business capsized in the river around Fada village, Guma LGA.

“Combined efforts of the police and fishermen in the area lead to the rescue of twenty-six (26) persons who were taken to hospital for treatment, six (6) corpses have been recovered while a search for the remaining eight (8) persons is ongoing.”