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Breaking: Boat Capsizes In Lagos






(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 17 passenger boat named “TEMI 3 Global” which departed from CMS Ferry Terminal at 4:35p:m enroute Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on Sept. 27, has capsized leaving one person dead , 16 rescued  in the accident.

The NIWA, Lagos Area Manager, Mrs Sarat Braimah, disclosed in a statement in Lagos .

Braimah said that the boat was involved in an accident 15 minutes after it left the CMS terminal.

 “Fifteen minutes into the journey near Adekunle Waterfront, the boat hit an underwater obstacle which broke the hull of the boat and this resulted to the capsize of the boat.

“There was immediate mobilisation to the site of the incident by National Inland Waterways Authority Search and Rescue Team, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).



“Also the Marine Police, fishermen and other boat operators leading to the rescue of 16 persons alive while one person died while on the way to the hospital.

“We sincerely condole with the family of the deceased and pray for the soul of the dead to rest in perfect peace,”.

The South West Public Relations Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, also confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said that the passengers were rescued with the support of local divers  who were trained by the Lagos State Government .


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