5 confirmed dead in Kano boat mishap



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

Spokesman of the fire service, Saminu Abdullahi, said the incident occurred on Saturday evening.

“There were 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.

He said the victims were from Fagge in Fagge Local Government Area of the state adding that investigations into the incident had commenced.

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