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Two die, 15 rescued in Lagos boat mishap

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IBRAHIM QUADRI

 

Tragedy of occurred in the early hours of Wednesday when a 20-passenger boat capsized at Ikorodu area of Lagos State, leaving two persons dead.

The incident which happened at about 7.45am when a boat carrying 17 passengers named “R & N 2”  capsized not more than 200 meters  from the terminal and submerged immediately after it departed the Ipakodo ferry terminal in the Ikorodu area of the State.

The water guards and the search and rescue team of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) were mobilized to the scene of the incident, leading to the rescue of 15 persons alive.

In a statement signed by the General Manager of LASWA, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said, “While two female unconscious passengers were rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment. They were, however, later confirmed dead at the hospital.

“The boat baptain is currently being investigated by the relevant authorities while full investigation into the cause of this mishap is ongoing as of the time of this press release.”

 

 

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