Four siblings drown, another missing in Kebbi boat mishap

Four siblings drown, another missing in Kebbi boat mishap
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Four siblings drowned on Wednesday and another is still missing after a boat taking them, their father and two other passengers across the river to their farm, capsized in Yauri, Kebbi State.

The father of the children, Musa Labaran, in an interview with BBC Hausa, said the boat was carrying his family to his farm across the river when the accident occurred following strong winds.

“It was caused by strong winds when we were in the middle of the river and the boat capsized. I couldn’t hold all five of them so I held the one closest to me (a girl) in an effort to save her. I was swimming towards the bank of the river but she (girl) lost grip of me and all my efforts to grab her again didn’t succeed,” he said.

“All the four dead bodies recovered were of my children. Three boys and a girl. The fifth one is a boy and he is my son too. His body has not been found yet. They are still searching for the body,” he added.

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