Two passengers were today, 6th July, 2022 declared dead following a boat mishap at Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
According to a statement issued by the General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel and made available to our correspondent, the two female passengers rescued unconscious and were rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.
“They were, however, later confirmed dead at the hospital”, Emmanuel said.
Narrating the incident, the LASWA boss disclosed that at about 7.45am today, the 6th of July 2022, a 20 passenger ferry boat carrying 17 passengers named “R & N 2” suddenly capsized not more than 200 meters from the terminal and submerged immediately after it departed the Ipakodo ferry terminal in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
According to him, “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.
“While two unconscious female passengers were rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment. They were, however, later confirmed dead at the hospital.
“The Boat Captain 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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