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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

10 Passengers Rescued As Boat Capsizes In Lagos

A tragedy was averted in Lagos on Tuesday, July 28 after 10 passengers onboard a boat to Lagos Island escaped death when it suddenly capsized. 
According to the report, the incident occurred at 8,23 pm when the ferry was on its way to Ozumba Mbadiwe, Lagos Island with about 10 passengers on board before they were later rescued by emergency responders.

The Director-General, DG, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.

Oke-Osanyintolu in his speech said distress calls were received and upon arrival at the incident scene, it was reported that a boat had capsized at about while en route Ikoyi from Ilashe.

The boat was said to have collided with unidentified objects. A second boat with seven passengers was also found to be in distress.

“A total of 10 persons, nine adult males and a female were involved in the incident and were rescued from the water alive,” Oke-Osanyintolu


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