Lagos Boat Capsize Claims One, 27 Others Rescued

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A 28-seater passenger boat touring from Ikorodu to Lagos Island, wednesday capsized at the back of Dangote enterprise at Ebute Ikorodu place of Lagos, claiming the life of one passenger.

Even though the industrial boat recognized as HMS 1, turned into said to have capsized with all men and women onboard thrown overboard, 27 of them had been rescued alive through neighborhood divers.
At some point of rescue operations, the corpse of the lone victim became ultimately recovered at midday.

The general supervisor of the Lagos nation Emergency control company ( LASEMA), Mr Michael Akindele, who showed the incident, said initial research by using its reaction crew found out that the boat took off from Ikorodu en route Victorial Island.

He stated the boat must have carried approximately 21 passengers however alternatively opted to carry 28 humans, which turned into manner above the boat’s potential.

In line with him, the driver of the boat changed into said to be on high speed while it collided with a few submerged log of woods ensuing to the mishap.

He said, “Emergency responders including the Lagos state Water methods Authority, Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority, LASEMA Emergency reaction team, LASAMBUS, Nigeria Police answered right away to the incident. On the quit, approximately 27 folks were rescued while one lifeless body changed into recovered.”

He said that proper research could be carried out at the incident, including that boat operators ought to keep away from over rushing and to constantly comply with protection guidelines on the waterways to avoid loss of lives.

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