One of the rescued occupants of the Cargo Boat was badly burnt.
The fire was yet to be put out as at the time of filing this report.
Many persons have been feared dead when a cargo boat caught fire in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State.
At Bonny/Bille/Nembe Jetty in the Port Harcourt township area, a market boat, also known as a market boat, caught fire while transporting traders to an unknown destination.
The blaze, which is believed to have started around 10 a.m. on Monday, is still raging as of the time of this report’s publication.
Onlookers speculated that a careless smoker may have thrown an unspent cigarette into the boat, but the exact cause of the fire has not yet been determined, according to authorities.
According to eyewitnesses, a woman and three of her children who were on board were believed to be dead.
According to reports in the media, one of the rescued boat’s occupants was severely burned.
Since the weekend, there have been a total of five fires reported in the state.
According to eyewitnesses, the double deck cargo boat typically transports more than 50 people and goods.
As of the time of filing this report, the fire had not been completely extinguished.