Three die as boat capsizes in Adamawa

Three die as boat capsizes in Adamawa

Three people have drowned following a boat accident in Adamawa State.

The three, two men and a woman, met their death along a river in Lamurde, a local government area on Adamawa’s border with Gombe State.

Names of the deceased were given simply as Isaac G, James S, and Melody M.

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They, along with other passengers, were said to be on their way for a funeral ceremony when the boat conveying them capsized.

Lamurde is a riverine community with a history of occasional flooding and water-related accidents.

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Confirming the incident, Chairman of Lamurde Local Government Area, Burto Williams, said Lamurde needs intervention urgently.

“The accident is a tragedy that requires government to come to the aid of the people of the area who are constantly being ravaged by cascading water,” he said.

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He added, however, that his council was providing medical treatment for survivors of the boat accident, just as the council will foot the bill of the burial of the dead.

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