11 dead as boat capsizes in Niger

Eleven people drowned Thursday when their boat capsized on a river in central Niger, the governor of the region told AFP. The accident happened near the town of Maradi, said governor Zakari Oumarou of the Maradi region near the border with Nigeria. Three or four passengers of the boat were also reported missing, a local source added. The Goulbi is a seasonal river that originates in Nigeria. In the rainy season, the Goulbi cuts off the roads, obliging inhabitants to take small boa ......
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