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13 Oct 2017

Kaduna Boat Accident: Five Students Feared Dead, Parents Bite Fingers (Photos+Video)

A couple of students have gone missing in an educational trip that went awry in the northern part of Nigeria, leading to bitter agitations.
The Kaduna River
Five secondary school students have been declared missing after nine of them accidentally fell into in a river in Kaduna state, North West Nigeria.

The incident was said to have occurred on Wednesday afternoon. The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, Ezekiel Baba-Karik who confirmed the incident to Channels TV, said the students, from a private secondary school in the state capital, were on an excursion at a waterworks facility at the Kaduna River when the incident occurred.

The victims are reported to have slipped from an old barge and plunged into the water.

According to Mr Baba-Karik, the four others were rescued and taken to Barau Dikko Teaching hospital in the state capital.The parents of the missing kids have threatened to charge the school authorities to court as some complained they never sanctioned the trip.

Watch a video of the coverage of the accident scene below:

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