Tragedy as Boat Capsize in Ikorodu, Lagos State (Photo)

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It was a saddening Monday in Ikorodu as a boat capsized around Offin Ibeshe, Ikorodu area, Lagos State.

This occurs around 7.00 pm on Monday in which two people were confirmed dead while four others are left injured.

However, the report was confirmed by the General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Oluwadamilola Emmanuel.

“A fishing boat from Makoko Community with seven passengers on board, which included five adults and two toddlers capsized into the Lagos lagoon while heading to the Offin area in Ikorodu.”

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Further inquires revealed that the cause of the incidence was the rough water current usually recorded around the Area.

The First responder to the incident was a passenger ferry that witnesses the incident before the arrival of the LASWA rescue team.

“Inquiries reveal that the fishing boat which was clearly operating outside its fishing capability, not equipped with necessary safety gadgets for passengers.”

Emmanuel said upon further investigations, it was revealed that all seven passengers on board were not wearing a life jacket.

He, therefore added that four passengers were rescued alive, two fatalities recorded and one passenger missing.

 

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