Warri boat accident claims two lives

Two migrants dead after boat capsizes near Croatian border

 

Two persons have been confirmed dead in a boat mishap that occurred at the weekend in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Seven other persons, who were said to have survived but sustained critical injuries in the boat mishap, are currently receiving treatment at the Warri Central Hospital and other private clinics close to the area.

One of the survivors disclosed that the speedboat he was travelling in capsized due to high wave from a bigger vessel reportedly belonging to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

While one of the deceased, identified as Loius Okpare from Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, was found at the side of the river, the identity of the other victim could not be ascertained.

The incident reportedly occurred between Newport and Ogunu along the river, at about 1p.m.