Canoe capsizes in Kebbi State, kills six teenage girls

A canoe mishap in Suru Local Government Area of Kebbi State has claimed the lives of six teenage girls, after it capsized while ferrying the victims across Tindifai River on Monday.

The canoe it was learnt, left Tindifai village conveying nine girls to a Fadama area where they were going to harvest rice but it capsized along the way.

The village is close to Bendu in Tundifai; they were going to harvest rice in the Fadama area when the incident occurred and resulted to the death of six females.

The deceased were between the ages of 12 years and 15 years.

Three other victims had been rescued alive by the driver of the canoe, Umar Faruk, a 13-year-old.

The deceased were been buried according to Islamic rites. The chairman of Suru Local Government, and his delegates sympathised with those that survived the mishap, while the incident was attributed overloading.

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