Anambra, Kebbi, Boat mishap

Two persons have been confirmed dead in a boat mishap at Powerline, Ikoyi-Link Bridge in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), in a statement issued by its Permanent Secretary, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, on Thursday, February 22, 2024, said 17 passengers were involved in the boat mishap.

Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed that the boat was conveying the passengers from Sandfil to the Ikorodu area of Lagos and capsized at Powerline.

He noted that an investigation gathered from the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) officials revealed that the driver of the boat rammed into a high-tension pole flooded by water which led to the incident.

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The LASEMA boss said: “Unfortunately, two adults lost their lives (a male and a female) and other 15 passengers were unharmed.

“The body of an adult female was retrieved from the water and subsequently transported from the incident scene to LASWA head office at Falomo before being was confirmed dead by the LRU paramedics.

“The adult female remains have been bagged and await the arrival of the SEHMU officials.

“The search for the body of the adult male is ongoing.”

Oke-Osanyintolu added that LASEMA officials alongside LRU Paramedics, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, LASWA, and the Nigeria Police Force were joint responders at the incident scene.

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