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Bayelsa Boat Accident: Corpses Of Corps Members Found, Others Still Missing

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Bayelsa Boat Accident: Corpses Of Corps Members Found, Others Still Missing

Corpses of the four out of the six victims of Saturday’s boat mishap along Otuan and Ayama communities of Southern Ijaw local government area have been found.

According to reports, the boat accident, which occurred on Saturday at about 4pm, was reportedly caused by bad weather, poor visibility and lack of life jackets for the passengers.

Of the four victims, two were identified to be corps members.

Sources from Ayama community disclosed that the corpses of the victims were found floating on Sunday night close to the scene of the incident.

The state chairman of the Maritime Workers Union, Comrade Ipigansi Ogoniba, confirmed that the union and the search teams were notified about the corpses of the victims floating on the river close to the scene of the accident. He also confirmed that corpses of the two toddlers have not been found, while two others have been handed to their families for burial.

Ogoniba also informed that the authorities of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have been notified of the recovery of the corpse of the deceased female corps members.

Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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