Three people have been confirmed dead, while 17 others were
rescued following a boat mishap that happened on Saturday around Bayeku area of
Ikorodu, Lagos State.
boat, which was carrying 20 passengers, reportedly ran into a submerged object
and capzised mid-sea within the Oke-Ira Nla axis as it was heading to Bayeku
area of Ikorodu at about 12:15pm on Saturday.
General Manager of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Damilola
Emmanuel, confirmed the incident.
He said that an on-the -spot investigation done by
LASWA revealed that the incident was caused by a submerged object beneath the
confirming that all the passengers had their life jackets on, the LASWA General
Manager noted that the casualty could have been due to fear or shock.
words: “Unfortunately, three persons were confirmed dead, while 17 persons were
sympatises with the families of the deceased and the Agency is committed to
achieving a zero incident rate on the waterways through enforced regulations
and thorough risk management culture.”
general manager said that the spot of the submerged wreck had been marked to
avoid future occurrence, while the State Government in conjunction with the
Marine Police are to investigate the incident.