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Tragedy! Seven girls drown after a boat capsized in Nigeria



It was an awry sight to behold after the residents of Gamafoi Kafin an Hausa Local government area of Jigawa a state in the Northern part of Nigeria woke up to the tragic death of seven teenage girls who were killed when their boat with 10 occupants capsized.

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The reports coming from a reliable source revealed that the children between the ages of 10 and 12 had left their village Gafasa for Gasanya a neighbouring village in Auo local government area for a religious gathering.

Speaking on the matter, Malam Adamu Haruna Gamafoi a village head, 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.

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

He said all the victims were taken to Kafin Hausa General Hospital where seven of them were confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

The spokesperson of the Jigawa State Police Command, ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the incident to the Nigerian Tribune.

The victims were buried on Friday morning.