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Boat capsizes in Nigeria, kills 29

BAUCHI, Nigeria : At least 29 people died when a boat capsized in Nigeria's Sokoto state in the northwest of the country, residents and the state governor said on Wednesday.

The boat was carrying 35 people, mostly women, across a dam in Shagari local government area when it sank. Divers managed to rescue six people, governor Aminu Tambuwal said.

Burials had been conducted for the dead in the largely Muslim state.

(Reporting by Ardo Hazzad in Bauchi and Tife Owolabi in Yenagoa, writing by MacDonald Dzirutwe, Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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