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others missing after a boat accident along Lagos-Ikorodu waterways.
The mishap which occurred around Bayeku-
Igbogbo in Ikorodu at about noon was said to have been caused by a steering
problem, which the paddler could not control.
crew were said to be inexperienced and were over speeding.
passengers and two crew members, out of which 17 persons were rescued by local
fishermen at Igbogbo jetty and rushed to different hospitals.
nature of the boat exacerbated the passengers’ survival chances.
gathered that one died at Mica Hospital and four others passed on at Ikorodu
Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Michael Akindele,
said the boat captain has been arrested and was being questioned by Marine
Policemen from Ikoyi.
more than an hour after the mishap.
passengers and two crew members on the boat, acknowledging that 17 persons have
been found, with five confirmed dead.
passengers were on board and two crew members (the captain and his assistant)
before the mishap.
rescued by local fishermen around Bayeku jetty, Igbogbo.
a hospital at Bayeku. Three of them are presently responding to treatment while
one has been confirmed dead.
were taken to Ikorodu General Hospital where four were confirmed dead, two were
treated and discharged and one in critical condition.
include four adult males and a female. In
all, 17 persons were recovered from the water,” Akindele said.
Source: The Nation