Nigeria, Oct. 22 -- Barely a month after a boat mishap claimed lives in Niger State, two persons have died and two others injured in another boat accident in Katcha Local Government Area of the state.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the two victims who died in the accident which occurred on Saturday were children.

The accident was said to have happened when the engine of the boat suddenly went aflame.

It was learnt that the boat was returning from Katcha market in Niger State and heading to Danbo village in Kogi State when the accident occurred.

The Niger state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) head, Ibrahim Hussaini, while confirming the incident, said; "At about 6:00 p.m. when the boat engine caught fire due to mechanical failure, a k...