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Pregnant Woman Drowns After Hippopotamus Attacked Boat In Makurdi

April 20, 2023

The victim went to the island with other traders to buy vegetables for commercial purposes when the boat was attacked at the shore of the river on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

A pregnant woman has died along the old bridge crossing point of River Benue in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, following an attack by a hippopotamus.

An eyewitness account told The Nation that the victim went to the island with other traders to buy vegetables for commercial purposes when the boat was attacked at the shore of the river on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

The Nation gathered the woman, whose identity was not clear, was being ferried in an engine boat, which developed a fault and transferred to a wooden one.

The attacked boat was broken into pieces while the victim drowned.
A search party was instituted and her body was recovered on Wednesday, April 19. (Tori).

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