4 individuals have been confirmed to be lacking following a ship accident that occurred on the waterways of the Benin River within the Warri North Native Authorities Space of Delta State.
The performing Police Public Relations Officer within the state, ASP Chucks Orisewezie, confirmed the incident to journalists on Sunday in Warri.
Orisewezie mentioned, “A ship conveying 22 individuals, which left the Ebrohimi neighborhood and was headed for Koko, capsized within the Ureju neighborhood round 1.20pm
The occupants of the boat had been three policemen and 19 neighborhood folks.
“Eighteen individuals, together with the three policemen, have been rescued, whereas the search continues to be on for the remaining 4 lacking individuals.
“Two of the rescued victims have been taken to the hospital for medical care.
“I have to make clear that there have been no Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee workers or NYSC members on board, simply as there have been no election supplies within the boat.
“Investigation into the accident is already on.”
Additionally, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Delta State, Dr Cyril Omorogbe, refuted reviews that INEC staff had been concerned within the accident.
“I perceive that my workers members and advert hoc staff weren’t concerned. They’re secure. I don’t assume the accident affected the election supplies, as a result of it occurred later within the day,” Omorogbe was quoted as saying by the Information Company of Nigeria.
Sources mentioned the ill-fated boat was getting back from election obligation within the Ebrohimi neighborhood and was on its approach to Koko, the executive headquarters of the Warri North Native Authorities, when the incident occurred.