Abiodun OBA

An engine boat loaded with about 85 passengers which took off from Onukwu Bridge heading to Nkwo market, Ogbakuba in Ogbaru Local Government Area, Anambra State, has capsized killing no fewer than 76 persons on board.

It was gathered that the ill-fated boat, which had about 85 persons on board capsized early Saturday morning.

Although details of the incident were still sketchy, sources revealed that  only nine persons have been rescued while the rest are yet to be seen and  the incident happened on Saturday morning.

An unconfirmed official sources from a State Emergency Management Authority official said, “It has happened. An engine boat that loaded about 85 passengers at Onukwu bridge Ossomala enroute to Nkwo Ogbakuba market capsized this morning. Only nine passengers were rescued, the rest are yet to be seen.

“I wasn’t there when the boat loaded but the information we got unofficially is that it loaded 85.”

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