No fewer than 34 students and their teacher of Madinatu Ahbab Islammiya School, Badau, in Kano State traveling from Badua to Bagwai town were killed in a boat calamity, yesterday.
Other passengers in the ill-fated boat included the driver and five other passengers.
An eyewitness, Nasiru Ado Bagwai, told Daily Sun that about five persons were rescued and rushed to Bagwai General Hospital.
Executive Secretary, Kano State Emergency Relief Agency, Saleh Jilly, could not be reached for comment.
A similar accident had happened on the same river some years ago in which 18 women traveling for a wedding ceremony died.
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