Saturday, 21 May 2016

Military boat capsizes, 2 soldiers feared dead in Delta State

Two Nigerian soldiers were yesterday con­firmed dead in a boat mishap involving the military at Egwa 1 of the Warri South West Local Government Area of Del­ta State.

The GutsyNaija on Saturday gathered that the incident happened around an SPDC flowstation near Batan.
Aside the two dead soldiers, scores were also said to have sustained seri­ous injuries from the inci­dent. The boat was said to be speeding when the ac­cident occurred.

A military source who confirmed the incident told our correspondent that the incident happened at about 10am yesterday.

Local sources from a community near the scene of the incident while also confirming the incident said the military boat was speeding from a sharp-bending corner during their patrol.

Another military source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the corpse of the victims have been evacu­ated to a morgue in War­ri while other occupants of the boat were receiv­ing treatment at an undis­closed clinic in the city.

Spokesperson of the JTF, Col. Isa Ado, could be reached for confirma­tion of the incident as at press time.

This brings to five the number of military per­sonnel who have died from boat mishap in the last two weeks in Delta State.