Tragedy struck over the weekend in Lafiagi, Kwara State.

A boat traveling with passengers capsized and ten persons have been confirmed dead with six bodies already recovered.

The victims were said to be members of the same family who were going to attend a social function in Niger state.

While relatives mourn their dead, it has been revealed that the accident can be said to be self-inflicted.

First, the accident has been attributed to overloading of passengers and then the ill-fated boat was originally meant for rescuing of passengers but was converted into a commercial vessel.

Meanwhile, residents have called on the government to construct a bridge across the river to avoid such incident in the future.