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16 PASSENGERS MISSING IN LAGOS BOAT ACCIDENT

16 PASSENGERS MISSING IN LAGOS BOAT ACCIDENT

Another boat accident occurred on Friday night around the Mile 2 area in Lagos barely three days after a boat accident occurred around Ikorodu.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Saturday by Mrs Sarat Braimah, Lagos Area Manager, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).

According to her, 16 passengers on board the ill-fated boat were yet to be accounted for.

She said, “At about 7.45 p.m., on July 8, the National Inland Waterways Authority and the Lagos State Waterways Authority received a distress call of an incident on the waterways.

“A W19 passenger Fibre boat carrying about 16 people capsized along the Ojo area of the state.

“The boat from Mile 2 to Ibeshe in the Ojo axis broke the waterways rules of late travelling by setting sail at 7.45 p.m.,” she said.

“It is said that all passengers on board, including children, were not all wearing their life jackets,” she added.

 

 

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