Twenty people have been confirmed dead with seven others rescued after a boat carrying passengers capsized in Bagwai River in Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano State.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abdullahi Haruna, said a rescue mission was underway, adding that the number of people involved in the accident cannot be ascertained yet.

“Twenty bodies have been recovered, and we were able to rescue seven,” he said. He also disclosed that the boat was overloaded with passengers numbering between 40 to 50 passengers.

“We are doing our best to rescue other passengers or recover their bodies,” he said.