At least 38 people are feared dead after a boat carrying farmers capsized on Kirfi River in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The passengers were said to be on their way to their farms when the accident happened on Monday.
While 15 persons have been rescued and four bodies have been recovered, the others are still missing.
Meanwhile, Governor Bala Mohammed has visited families of the deceased to commiserate with them over the unfortunate incident.
During the visit, he donated N10 million to the families of 38 people who were drowned in the Kirfi River.
The governor expressed shock over the unfortunate incident saying that 15 people had been rescued.
The governor constituted a committee to ensure judicious distribution of the money.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Kirfi LGA, Bappah Abdu Badara, described the death of the 38 people as a great loss.
Badara who said the victims were going to the farm when the incident happened attributed it to an act of God.
He said the capsized canoe was 10 years old, calling on the Federal Government to immediately construct a standard bridge that would link communities in the area.