19 Passengers Narrowly Escape Death as Boat Capsizes at Ikorodu

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About 19 passengers who were on their way from Ikorodu to CMS Lagos Tuesday survived a boat accident.
But one of the passengers was not lucky as she died on the spot after being trapped by the boat.
Others according to the Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, survived the accident as the boat hit an object and capsized.
In a statement, Emmanuel said the 19 passengers who survived the incident were on life jackets and rescued after the sad incident.
The lady passenger who did not survive the accident was found later trapped by the boat.
Emmanuel said all the rescued passengers were later taken to a hospital where they were given treatment.
According to the statement, “A boat mishap occurred at about 9:30 to 10 am this morning. 20 people were on board, 19 were rescued alive while search is still going on for the last person.
“The 19 were taken to Ebute Ero jetty where they were being taken to the hospital. Investigation is still going on to confirm the cause of the accident.
“The last passenger has been found in the sank boat and dead.
“The incident occurred as a result of the ferry boat hitting a submerged object. Further information is still being carried out.
“They were all wearing life jackets but the lady was trapped in the boat”.

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