LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of five persons and survival of six others, after a boat mishap at Kanwa Dam in Madobi Local Government Area of the State.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, made the disclosure in a telephone conversation in Kano.
Abdullahi noted that one Umar Faruk-Dalada, had reported the incident, the situation report 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.”
The PRO said the victims were from Fagge in Fagge Local Government Area of the State.
He added that investigations into the boat mishap had commenced and reports would be made available immediately after completion.