29 killed after overloaded boat capsizes in Nigeria

TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) – An overloaded boat carrying 49 passengers, mostly children aged eight to 15, capsized late on Tuesday in northwest Nigeria's Kano state, killing 29, local sources said.

"We have recovered 29 bodies... and rescued seven passengers. The search for the remaining 13 bodies is ongoing," Saminu Abdullahi, the Public Relations Officer Kano State Fire Service, told AFP on Wednesday.

“There were 49 passengers in the boat who were heading to Bagwai town from Badau Village when the accident happened,” Abdullahi said.

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