Scores feared dead in Rivers Cargo boat fire




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Many persons were feared dead when a cargo boat caught fire Port Harcourt, capital Rivers State.

The boat, popularly known as market boat, conveying traders to an unknown destination when it caught fire at Bonny/ Bille/Nembe Jetty at Port Harcourt township area.

The fire, which reportedly started around 10am on Monday, is still raging at the time filing this report.

However, the cause the fire was yet to be ascertained but onlookers that a careless smoker may have thrown unspent cigarette into the boat.

The Nation gathered one the rescued occupants of the boat was badly burnt.

This is the fifth fire incident the since the weekend.

Eyewitnesses said the double deck cargo boat usually conveys over 50 persons and goods.

The fire was yet to be put out as at the time filing this report.

Details shortly…

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