The president said that there have now been 76 fatalities; as a result of a boat accident in the state of Anambra in southeast Nigeria.
Officials stated that at least 10 persons died and 60 were missing after the ferry capsized. This event occurred in the Ogbaru district of Anambra amid severe floods.
President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari stated in a message published on Twitter that the higher death toll had been confirmed by emergency services.
Buhari added that he had instructed the pertinent agencies to verify safety protocols; in order to prevent further accidents and that authorities were striving to rescue or retrieve any missing people. Anambra is one of 29 of the 36 states in Nigeria that have experienced significant floods this year.