Nigeria Du Accident: More than 100 missing after boat sinks in KB

According to Niger State spokeswoman Miriam Noel-Barje, the incident took place on the Niger River on Wednesday morning local time when Duga was leaving Niger State and heading towards KB State.

About 20 people have been rescued so far and four bodies have been recovered, she said, adding that search and rescue operations are underway.

Most of the passengers are believed to be from KB State and traders, said Noel-Berge.

Authorities are pointing to the overload as the cause of the accident.

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