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Friday, 29 August 2014

At least 10 die as boat capsizes in Port Harcourt

At least 10 persons have been confirmed dead after a boat carrying 35 people capsized in the early hours of today August 29th in a river in Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mr Onimode Bandele said rescue efforts are still ongoing in the search of more people.
“We can confirm that 10 persons died early today when a Port Harcourt-bound passenger boat sank. Rescue efforts are ongoing and the agency is already working with other bodies and security agencies in the rescue efforts.” he said
Chairman of Bonny local government council, Adonye Wilcox, said
"Information available indicates that the boat hit an object on the way and sank. Local divers have rescued 17 persons, including four members of the National Youth Service Corps, while 10 persons died as a result of the accident” he said.

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought the remains of Ebola victims were supposed to be cremated, their being highly contagious, even in death?
-AE

g-gal said...

Wow!

Valentine N Egbuna said...

Wat a tragedy. May their souls rest in peace.

I'm out. ***CATCH ME IF U CAN***

NaNcY DreW said...

God what is happening

Qurzim said...

May der soulz rrest in peace...Now boat capsizzn afta Ebola...Sad stories evryday...Qurzimb@gmail.com

NaNcY DreW said...

Am in tears linda 2 many bad news 2day

Anonymous said...

May God comfort d families of d deceased & May their souls RIP.

wilheminna moses said...

So I heard......pls de shud ban all dis local boats.....not safe at all! May their souls rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

May the soul of the dead rest in perfect peace



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BONARIO NNAGS said...

What a tragedy, may their souls rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Juliet Oranagwa said...

Hian can't a day pass by without any tragedy? RIP to the dead

Anonymous said...

Port Harcourt again!

Anonymous said...

Too bad, may their souls rest in perfect peace....

Anonymous said...

I've a corp member friend that went to bonny 2da to do his clearance I hope he isn't among bc I've been tryin to get him since today bt to no avail....alancash

Jessica law said...

Thank God for those that were rescued alive Rip to d dead.

cheri barbie said...

God pls enuf of this death nau. This country is sinking slowly

perky said...

Help me thank God for my life.I would have been in that boat but sometin delayed me. But my room mate was among, I thank God she is alive

few said...

Ehya! May dier soul r.I.p may God save d ones dat r still alive.....
D wey diz naija musician dy talk abt ship capsize sef.....

ella john said...

Thank God local divers were around rip's to the unlucky ones.
Face of lib

Anonymous said...

chai r.i.p cnt imagine seeing my self inside d big river na fear go kill me

Anonymous said...

Abeg linda which kind background be this? I don tire oo

ukwumaka theophilus said...

May the souls of the dead rest in peace.

Shina Shine said...

What's a tragedy
sad event





BORN TO SHINE!!!!

Anonymous said...

My friend's younger sis survived. she's one of d copers
10ks 2 God Almighty.

Anonymous said...

Oh tank God for my fellow corp members and may d souls of dead rest in peace




Frm ZION DE GREAT

Anonymous said...

don't they use life jackets? ff @tweetest_boi

hilary obiorah said...

May they rest in peace! Quite unfortunate

bina laster said...

God! My bonny town..........Lord have mercy

APPLE said...

R.I.P to the dead.

Anonymous said...

more den ten people died in the boat only 4 survived

#king said...

Port Harcourt na only una carry all dis badluck..ystdy it was ebola..today ship sinks..hope tomorrow wont b hurricane or earthquake. .................................#KingOfKings

chris obuzor said...

Dis Bonny Rivers is b cuming too much o God help us. #Nysc members tnk God#

Anonymous said...

Linda thought they said is over load the boat was suppose to cry 25they carried more than.CHI.

christie benjamin said...

May God give their families the heart 2 bear their loses. Amen..#########QUEENMAYA########

Anonymous said...

I thank God for the lives of fellow corp members who left my room that morning. Because of carelessness of one man so many souls were lost. Pray day doz still missing will float by tomorrow.

halliday said...

Ohh God save ma poor Bonny I wonder why NLNG can't help d mases with strong boats..d prominent pipo travel by NLNG boats while d masses die evryday thru d local boats,,,dis is very nd God will judge all of u leaders of Bonny kingdom!!!

Ijanyi Mitch said...

And what has that got to do wit this

Anonymous said...

They were carrying more than 34 passengers, 4 corp members were in the boat but they re nt the only people that survived.

Anonymous said...

It was a sad one, RIP to d dead. Pepperextedpepple@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Ten died and others where rescued.for the core members they where four and all survived.the boat was a bad one.it was leaking y can't this media ever say the truth am a core member in bonny them never answer me dats y I could not leave.

wilheminna moses said...

Yes he was! Am so sorry.......in ph and d corper de said died cus he couldn't swim...........heartbreaking! Ooooooh!!!!!!!!!!! May his soul rest In Peace........

wilheminna moses said...

Foolish idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is dat d issue @ hand???????? If ur bro, sis, nephew, niece, inlaw, mum or dad was in involved, u 4 de here write dis nonsense? Ekwensu odu mkpumkpu!

wilheminna moses said...

Lol! A tragedy means wen sumtin like dis happens! Oyibo! **what a tragedy?** pls dnt tnk me!

wilheminna moses said...

With life jacket if u cnt swim ma dear, d wave can carry u to cameroon.......dats if u get there alive......

wilheminna moses said...

Eze ill luck! Have u jammed ur waterloo yet? Pls mee ka mmara!

rose d said...

bad stories everyday. god we need u

mbuba amaka said...

Oooh my port harcourt,what is really happening these days? Yestday was Ebola and today is boat mis hap. I cant imagine myself travelling by sea,i'd die before the actual death. Rip to the dead.

Bobby Vadashely said...

instead of that id*ot that called him self ROTIME to face his work all this past time, he was busy driving elrufie, running into Ekiti to vote, busy flexing power with the centra.

can u imagine now, in this our time and age u could not give them ROAD, even life jacket that cost so little you couldnt made it available.

RIP TO THE DEAD.

Sir Sokari Dappa Andrew-Jaja said...

This is why for the first time in Bonny, I set up the Marine Mobile Court to ensure marine safety.
When I left Bonny on transfer, nobody took the Marine Mobile Court seriously.

Anonymous said...

Yes its confirm now that more than 20 died cos wen they were rush to d hospital no oxgen to give dem# so does who even suffee letter died# yes two of my friends also died#im also from bonny# and ystaday was a bad day# as we receive so so so many lost#Celly

Anonymous said...

Yea
30 person died# 1 still missing and 4 survive

Anonymous said...

Praise be to the Good lord for u r life and u r friend.

OLUWAPELUMI EKUNDAYO said...

Double wahala...may their souls RIPP.

Anonymous said...

waw 4this early day may God help his people.

Anonymous said...

Tragic!!! May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace!!

Anonymous said...

Thank God for your life

eustace madu said...

use to fly that Bonny route every weekend the boats are in a very bad state the drivers aren't trained, the government isn't doing anything about it; even the marine police there, boat are overloaded most time, the situation of the jetty is terrible

Anonymous said...

Mitch good question you asked him... ssome ppl are dumb

G LUV said...

DOUBLE WaHALA

NaNcY DreW said...

Lol guys is ntwk issh

Anonymous said...

Why didn't they enter LNG boat. Bonny is not where you go with speed boat.

homies seun said...

It is just part of the signs.

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