Night Journey: Ten passengers rescued as boat capsizes in Lagos


A total of ten (10) persons comprising of nine (9) adult males and a female were yesterday rescued from the water by the operatives of Marine Police following a boat mishap in Lagos.

According to a statement by the General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel in Lagos on Tuesday, distress calls were received from the State Emergency number at about 7.30pm on Tuesday.

The statement added that “It was reported that a boat had capsized at about 7.24pm while enroute Ikoyi from Illashe. The boat appears to have collided with an unidentified object.”

It further said that a second boat with seven passengers was also found to be in distress.

“The Emergency and Regulatory Authorities carried out initial investigations and have handed over the boat captain and passengers to Marine Police for further investigation and sanctions.

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