October 13, 2021

Undergraduate, caterer drown as boat capsizes in Delta

A student of the Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, in the Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, has drowned in a boat accident along the Warri River.

A caterer attached to the varsity was also reported dead in the private boat accident.

Sources said the ill-fated boat capsized on Friday when the deceased and other passengers were travelling from the university community to Warri.

Punch Metro gathered that aside from the two victims, other students who boarded the boat survived.

A student, who survived the accident, said some of the passengers, including locals, did not wear life jackets and did not know how to swim.

The student, who did not want his name in print, noted that the lifeless bodies of the deceased were later recovered by local divers.

The deceased student, an Ijaw, was buried by his family on Friday, while the corpse of the caterer was deposited in the Warri Central Hospital morgue.

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