Six persons lost their lives in a boat mishap which occurred in Guma Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.

The Benue police command confirmed the development on thursday via a statement.

The command’s spokesperson, Sewuese Anene, said in a press release that the command was made aware of the accident that occurred on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.

She also explained that the boat transporting 40 passengers from Guma Local Government Area to Buruku LGA for business capsized in the river around Fada Village.

However, the combined efforts of the police and fishermen in the area led to the rescue of 26 passengers who were taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.

She disclosed further that six corpses were recovered and a search for the remaining eight passengers was ongoing.



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