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One Dead As Boat Capsizes In Lagos

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 28th Sep, 2021 -

Sixteen persons were rescued alive while one person died after they were rescued.


One Dead As Boat Capsizes In Lagos

An Ikorodu bound boat capsized shortly after it departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 4.35 p.m on Monday, September 27 leading to the loss of one life.

Lagos Area Manager of the National Inland Waterways Authority, Sarat Braimah, who made the disclosure in a statement released, said that the boat was involved in the accident 15 minutes after it left the CMS terminal.

“A 17 passenger boat named “TEMI 3 Global” which departed from CMS Ferry Terminal at 4:35p:m enroute Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on Sept. 27, was involved in an accident.

Fifteen minutes into the journey near Adekunle Waterfront, the boat hit an underwater obstacle which broke the hull of the boat and this resulted to the capsize of the boat.

There was immediate mobilisation to the site of the incident by National Inland Waterways Authority Search and Rescue Team, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Also the Marine Police, fishermen and other boat operators leading to the rescue of 16 persons alive while one person died while on the way to the hospital.

We sincerely condole with the family of the deceased and pray for the soul of the dead to rest in perfect peace”
he said

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