10 passengers rescued as boat capsizes in Lagos


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said no fewer than 10 passengers escaped death on Tuesday evening, when their boat capsized on Lagos Waterways, NAN reports.

NEMA Acting Coordinator in Lagos State, Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, who made this known in a statement, said, “10 passengers were rescued alive when their boat capsized.”

According to him, the boat took off from Lagos Island going to Ikorodu before it capsized.

Farinloye also said that the passengers were rescued with the special support by operators and volunteers.

Also, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), while confirming the incident, said that the authority was still compiling information about the accident and the cause.

Emmanuel said the boat left Lagos Island, which experienced a lot of water activities.

However, he said further pronouncement on the accident would be made later.

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Posted Jul 29th, 2020



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