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Source: lindaikejisblog.com

Seven girls drown as boat capsizes in Jigawa

Boat capsized in Jigawa kills 7 girls Boat capsized in Jigawa kills 7 girls

Seven girls between the ages of 10 and 12 were killed when a boat with 10 occupants capsized in Gamafoi village of Kafin Hausa local government area in Jigawa state.

It was gathered that the children had left Gafasa village, Kafin Hausa local government area for Gasanya village in Auyo local government area for Maulud (a religious gathering).

Gamafoi village head, Malam Adamu Haruna Gamafoi, who reported the incident to the police said the boat capsized at around 3:30 pm on Thursday.

"A boat capsized with girls numbering about ten. Three (3) were rescued while seven (7) others were reported dead.” said Gamafoi.

The girls were said to have driven the boat parked at River Gasanya themselves in the absence of a craftsman.

Gamafoi village head, Malam Adamu Haruna Gamafoi, who reported the incident to the police said the boat capsized at around 3:30 pm on Thursday.

"A boat capsized with girls numbering about ten. Three (3) were rescued while seven (7) others were reported dead.” said Gamafoi.

The girls were said to have driven the boat parked at River Gasanya themselves in the absence of a craftsman.

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