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Five die in boat mishap in Kano


The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of five persons while six others survived a boat mishap at Kanwa Dam in Madobi Local Government Area of the state.

Disclosing this on Sunday in Kano, the service spokesman, Saminu Abdullahi, said that one Umar Faruk-Dalada, who reported the incident, gave situation reports and where it occurred.

He said: “The incident occurred on April 22, at about 05:40 p.m.

“There are 11 persons on the boat, six were rescued alive, while five were rescued in an unconscious state.

“Names of those that lost their lives in the mishap are Abdulrazak Nabara, 40; Dalha Muktar-Atamma, 40; Mustapha Ibrahim, 45; Umar Isah, 35, and Umar Idris, 35,” he said.

The PRO said the victims were from Fagge in Fagge Local Government Area of the state.

He said that investigations into the boat mishap had commenced and reports would be made available immediately after completion.

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