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BREAKING: One dies in Lagos Island – Ikorodu bound boat mishap

A passenger boat from Lagos Island sailing to Ikorodu capsized around Adekunle Jetty with 17 passengers. Out of the 17 passengers, one casualty has been recorded.

NEMA Zonal Coordinator South West, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident said 16 were rescued alive while one was found dead.

According to reports, the boat was said to have hit a rock covered with water and it cracked a hole in the bottom of the boat.

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As expected, water gushed in torrents into the boat and upturned it with the passengers and the crew inside the river.

While the other 16 passengers were rescued alive, one unfortunately drowned and died.

NIWA, in a statement, the Lagos Area Manager, Sarat Braimah, an engineer, said that the boat departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 4:35 pm en route Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on 27th September 2021 was involved in the accident about 15 minutes later.

Braimah said: “A seventeen (17) passenger boat named “TEMI 3 Global” which departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 4:35 pm in route Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on 27th September 2021 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 in the capsize of the boat.

“There was immediate mobilization to the site of incident by National Inland Waterways Authority Search and Rescue Team, LASWA, Marine Police, Fishermen, and other boat operators leading to the rescue of sixteen (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.”

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