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No fewer than six persons including a National Youths Service Corps member have died in a boat accident in Bayelsa State on Saturday.
The Chairman of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) in the state, Ipigansi Ogoniba, confirmed this to journalists on Sunday.
Ogoniba said the accident occured along the Otuan and Ayama waterway in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that 15 passengers were on board the boat at the time of the accident.
Ogoniba said: “Six persons died. When the boat got to Ayama, it had a mishap. One corpse was recovered and handed to the family for proper burial. Three adults and three children were still missing or probably dead.”
The spokesman for the state police command, Asinim Butswat, also confirmed the incident in Yenagoa.
He said the boat driver had been detained for questioning on the accident.
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