Nigeria: this father loses four children in boat accident

Nigeria: this father loses four children in boat accident

A Nigerian father lost four of his children after they drowned following a boat accident in the northern state of Kebbi, the BBC reported.

The father, Musa Labaran, who survived the accident, said he made unsuccessful attempts to save the fifth child who was closer to him on the boat.

He said bodies of the four children had been recovered. The fifth one is presumed dead but his body has not been found.

According to authorities and residents, the family was going to a farm across a river on Wednesday when their boat capsized in the Yauri area during strong winds.

Nigeria experiences frequent boat accidents.

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