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Lagos:Two Passengers Dead, 15 Rescued In Ikoyi Boat Mishap | NEWS RANGERS Lagos:Two Passengers Dead, 15 Rescued In Ikoyi Boat Mishap – NEWS RANGERS

Lagos:Two Passengers Dead, 15 Rescued In Ikoyi Boat Mishap

BOAT CAPSIZE

LAGOS FEBRUARY 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has confirmed the death of two passengers in a boat mishap that happened at the powerline, Ikoyi-link bridge, Ikoyi area of the state. 

This was according to a release by Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Thursday, adding that other 15 passengers were rescued from the mishap by the agency. 

The statement reads: “The Agency responded to distress calls and upon arrival at the incident scene, discovered that a boat conveying (17) seventeen passengers from sandfil heading to Ikorodu had capsized at the aforementioned location. 

“Further 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 unfinished incident.

“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  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. The agency responders alongside LRU Paramedics, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Lagos State Waterways Authority and Nigeria Police Force were joint responders at the incident scene.”

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