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At least 33 dead in Nigeria boat capsize: emergency services

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“Thirty-three bodies were salvaged from the river while 23 are still missing... We presume they are all dead.”

At least 33 people drowned after an overloaded boat carrying traders from Niger capsized in northwest Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Friday.

NEMA coordinator Suleiman Mohammed Karim told AFP that the accident happened in a remote area of Kebbi state on Wednesday morning.

“Thirty-three bodies were salvaged from the river while 23 are still missing... We presume they are all dead.”

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