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21 Feared Dead As Boat Capsizes In Benue

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As many as twenty-one persons are feared dead after a boat on which they were travelling capsized on River Benue Sunday afternoon.

CHECKPOINTCHARLEY understands that the boat had 23 passengers on board when the incident happened.

Those on the boat were reportedly Christians going on a journey for an annual convention.

The Benue State Police Command confirmed the incident, saying two persons were rescued alive.

Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene said in a statement, “On 05/07/2020 at about 1430hrs information was received that twenty-three (23) members of ECAN Church Ijaha, Makurdi Local Government boarded a boat to attend a conference across River Benue.

“At the midstream, the boat sank into the river. Marine Police search party were deployed in the scene where two persons were rescued alive while 21 persons are still missing.”

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