A boat moving from Bonny to Portharcourt on Thursday capsized leaving atleast seven persons including children dead.
The incident which occurred at Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State about 4pm, was said to have been caused by a strong wind in the middle of the sea.
Spokesman for the police in the state, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, but added that he had yet to get details of what happened, including the number of those who lost their lives.
“I can confirm to you that there was a boat mishap, but the detail is still sketchy. I will get back to you as soon as I am fully briefed on it,”