Five Students Feared Dead In Kaduna Boat Accident

Channels Television  
Updated October 12, 2017
Kaduna River where incident occurred

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 theĀ 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.

Grieving parent.