r/MiddleEastNews - Boat carrying Nigerian students capsizes, killing at least 29

A boat carrying Nigerian students capsized in Kano state in northern Nigeria, killing at least 29.

The boat on the Watari dam was carrying roughly 40 students from an Islamic school, most of whom were under 18, and capsized around 5:30 local time Tuesday evening, a local government official said.

Kano state fire service spokesperson Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi said that the boat was overloaded.

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