At least 9 dead in Nigeria shipwreck
20 March 2013, 10:25
Lagos - At least nine people died when a boat capsized off
the Nigerian coast, but two survivors were rescued, a spokesperson for the
national emergency service (NEMA) said on Tuesday.
The accident happened 40 nautical miles off the south-eastern
city of Calabar, said Yushau Shuaib.
"Nigerian rescuers have recovered nine bodies"
from the boat, he said. "Two survivors have been taken to... Calabar.
Joseph Morris, an official with the Cross River State
Emergency Services, said the nine bodies had been taken to Calabar from the
scene of the accident.
"We took them to the mortuary. We were called yesterday
to collect the corpses from the NPA [Nigerian Ports Authority] jetty in