By Bose Adelaja
The Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, said on Friday that the state did not record incidents of boat mishaps during the Sallah celebrations.
LASWA General Manager Oluwadamilola Emmanuel in a statement said the most recent misha shipIn the state it happened on Wednesday night, in Apapa, on the Badagry road, where five people were rescued, 10 confirmed and four disappeared.
He confirmed that an open ship carrying 19 passengers capsized at 6 p.m. on the Badagry Road from Kirikiri.
The General Manager reported on a survivor that the captain of the boat was distracted by trying to collect a passenger’s fees and the boat was capsized by the current just as some of the passengers still had to put on their life jackets properly. He said: “The rescue effort was immediate since the boat was only a few meters from the landing, but only five people were rescued.”
In addition, he said that a total of 19 passengers were involved in the incident, of which five were rescued, 10 confirmed dead and four disappeared, including the sailor of the boat, “LASWA detained the ship’s captain and turned him over to the marine police for further investigation. ” and penalties. The Regulatory and Emergency Authorities are still in a search and rescue operation, “he added.
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