15 people drown as bus plunge into River in Sokoto

At least 15 people drowned in Rima, Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State, when a vehicle they were traveling in plunged into a river on Friday morning November 7th.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the deceased were traveling back to their hometown, Dan-Wawaru, from Takakume, a village near Rima, when the accident occurred.

Spokesman of the Sokoto Police Command, Al-Mustapha Sani, said the vehicle was conveying 17 persons at the time of the accident and that only two survived. He said the cause of the accident had not been ascertained, and that the remains of the deceased had been evacuated and have since been buried by their respective families according to Islamic rites.

Source: NAN

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