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Guests die on the way to the funeral, four rescued, one still missing in a boat accident in Lagos

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The deaths of two people who were supposed to be invited to a funeral ceremony in Ikorodu, Lagos, were confirmed, while four others were rescued alive and another disappeared, on Monday, in Lagos, during a boat accident that occurred in the area of Ikorodu.

The incident happened around 7pm.

It was learned that the privately owned fishing boat capsized around Offin / Ibeshe in Ikorodu.

According to the eyewitness account, the ship left Makoko for the Ofin area of ​​Ikorodu with seven passengers on board, five adults including the ship’s captain and two young children, unfortunately it sank in the Lagos lagoon in the middle of road.

Details of the incident could not be determined at the time of publication, but it was inferred that it was caused by a turbulent stream of water that is generally recorded in the area.

The eyewitness account said that the first responders to the incident were a passenger ferry that witnessed the incident before the arrival of officials from the LASWA Lake State Waterways Authority rescue team.

Furthermore, the unfortunate fishing vessel that was said to have operated outside of its capacity and therefore was not equipped with the necessary safety devices for the operation of the passenger ferry.

All the occupants on board were said to be the captain’s and were on their way to Ofin for a family member’s funeral before they were caught off guard.

He deduced that none of the occupants was wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.

At press time, Lagos State Inland Waterways Authority LASWA General Manager Oluwadamilola Emmanuel confirmed the incident saying that men from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA and the Marine Police deployed to support the ongoing search operation for the missing victim while further investigations are conducted. on going.

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