The Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo has sympathised with the families of persons involved in a boat mishap that occurred in Umunnankwo Community in Ogbaru Local Government Area.
It was gathered that tens of people are still unaccounted for in the unfortunate incident, though search is still ongoing.
In a statement, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Soludo, Christian Aburime, quoted the governor as saying: "This development is still a shock to the government and good people of Anambra State.
"I sympathise with the families of people involved".
While regretting the unfortunate incident, Governor Soludo further stated that several interventions have been sent by government to various IDP camps within the State.
He assured that government would continue to do its best to reduce the negative effects of the flood disaster, just as he called for a permanent solution to it yearly occurrence
According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), this year's flood has risen above the devastating 2012 flood by 11 per cent, thereby increasing the risks for more boats to capsize.