One person has reportedly been declared dead and sixteen others rescued in a boat mishap in Lagos.
The incident occurred on Monday evening when a passenger boat named Temi 3 Global enroute Ikorodu from Marina wrecked midway in Lagos waters.
The NIWA Lagos Area Manager, Sarat Braimah stated in a statement that the boat capsized after colliding with a floating object near Adekunle waterfront.
The Area Manager: “A 17-passenger boat named “TEMI 3 Global” which departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 16:35 hours enroute Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on 27th September, 2021 was involved in an accident.
“Fifteen minutes into the journey near Adekunle Waterfront, the boat hit an underwater obstacle which broke the hull of the boat and this resulted in the capsizing of the boat.
“There were immediate mobilisations to the site of the incident by the National Inland Waterways Authority Search and Rescue Team, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Marine Police, fishermen and other boat operators leading to the rescue of 16 persons while one person died on the way to the hospital.
“We sincerely condole with the family of the deceased and pray for the soul of the dead to rest in perfect peace.”