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Gov. Diri Expresses Sadness Over Boat Mishap

Gov. Diri Expresses Sadness Over Boat Mishap

Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, is deeply saddened by the fatal boat incident at Okoroma community along the Brass waterways in Brass Local Government Area of the state. Yet to be confirmed number of persons are said to be missing in Thursday’s mishap involving a local passenger boat. The boat was said to be carrying scores of passengers and goods worth millions of Naira from Yenagoa to the Brass island and neighbouring communities when it suddenly went under reportedly due to overweight. Governor Diri has directed the relevant government agencies, including security agencies, to collaborate in the search-and-rescue efforts and ensure the recovery of all missing persons. The Bayelsa helmsman sympathised with injured victims and the families that lost persons in the ...