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Delta Boat Mishap: Corpse Of Missing Policeman Recovered By Divers

ASABA – Three corpses have been found out of the four missing persons after a boat carrying 23 passengers including the driver capsized around Ebrohimi along the Benin River in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was gathered that the corpses were found by divers who had been searching for the missing persons since the incident occurred on Saturday night while returning from election duties in the riverine communities.

Daily lndependent learnt that the corpses of the three persons whose identities could be immediately ascertained had been deposited at an undisclosed morgue while the search for the remaining person continues.

It was further gathered that two persons were still receiving treatment at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, where they were rushed to by the rescue team.

Our sources disclosed that although the two victims were in stable condition but one of them was left with a broken leg during the accident.

One of our sources disclosed, however, that the missing policeman was one of the corpses recovered from the river by divers.

Mr. Charles Oma one of the accident survivors, disclosed on Monday in Warri that the incident occurred when their boat collided with a fishing boat around 8:30pm on Saturday. Oma also said there were no INEC officials in the collapsed boat. He also dismissed reports that the boat might have capsized owing to overload, saying that the capsized boat carried only 22 passengers and a driver. Both the speedboat and the fishing boat had no light at the time of the incident, he added.

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