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Prospective Bride, seven other people die in boat mishap

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Prospective Bride, seven other people die in boat mishap

A boat reportedly capsized on Sunday in Gusau, Zamfara State, leaving no fewer than eight people including a prospective bride dead.

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It was gathered that about 11 people were in the boat, but as eight people could not survive the capsizing as they died immediately, the remaining three other did as they swarm to the other side.

A local, Halilu of Unguwan Bugaje Gusau who spoke in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service monitored by our correspondent on Monday in Kaduna, said the water in the Gusau river could only be used to wash clothes but not quite good for consumption.

He said people usually used the boat to cross over to the other side of the river where some well to do individuals dug boreholes from where the people could get drinking water.

He lamented that the young lady who died was about to be married as the prospective groom had already presented the required materials for their marriage to the deceased’s family.

 

Gusau, like other state capitals in the Northwest has been hit by water scarcity, a situation that compelled many residents to go far from home in search of water to drink.

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