BREAKING: 3 dead, scores missing in Lagos boat mishap

3 persons have been confirmed dead with yet to be ascertained passengers missing in a boat mishap which occurred last night in Lagos. Although General Manager of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Damilola Emmanuel,who also confirmed the incident said only 12 passengers were missing, adding that the ill-fated boat was conveying 20 passengers, some residents argued that there could be more passengers in the boat since the operators are used to overloading of passengers. New Telegraph gathered that LASWA, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State…

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JUST IN: 2 girls drown in another boat mishap in Rivers

Two girls, six and four years old, from the same parents have drowned after a 24-passenger boat capsized on Sunday in Rivers State. The incident is coming barely a week after a boat accident claimed the life of a man identified as Joe Blackson. The boat capsized along the Okrika-Marine Base axis near Port-Harcourt on Sunday. It was gathered that the boat capsized after the operator lost control when it hit debris on the river. Investigations revealed that 22 of the passengers were rescued by divers while others, mainly adults,…

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Police rescue 3 in Lagos boat mishap

The Marine Police on Thursday said its men rescued three persons on Pashi river, Badagry, Lagos State, when their boat capsized on July 29. DSP Uchenna Itinyi, the Divisional Marine Officer (DMO), Badagry, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry. Itinyi said the men were coming from Cotonou, Benin Republic, and the boat was loaded with different goods when it capsized. He said the police officers, who were on 24 hours water patrol when the incident occurred, immediately moved to the scene and…

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