Last Saturday, a boat conveying 23 passengers had an accident in Rivers state and cost the lives of 10 people on board. The sad news was reported by the Rivers state media, but with an heartwarming spin following the account that celebrated the bravery of Joseph Blackson, a diesel contractor that was on the ill fated boat.
According to news being circulated, he was the first to swim ashore after the crash. But unable to stand and watch others drown, he jumped back into the river, rescuing a sum of 13 people before his body failed him and he lost his own life. His ultimate sacrifice, selflessly protecting the life of others is deserving of admiration from us all. And we pray his soul finds rest in death.
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