29 Sep 2013

Sunken boat in Nigeria

6:41 am on 29 September 2013

A boat has split in two, sinking on the River Niger in central Nigeria, leaving at least 42 people dead. Another 100 people are reported missing.

The boat, which capsized on Friday evening, was overloaded, and carrying twice the number of allowable passengers.

The BBC reports a state official said high waters on the river could also have contributed.