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Boat mishap kills 3, injures 4 in Ondo



At least three persons have been killed by separate boat mishaps in Iyasan and Ugbonla areas in Ondo State and four others were seriously wounded in the ill-fated incident.

Congress learnt two of the deceased persons, Oki Michael and Omogbehin Adebayo died in lyansan, lrele council area while the another victim died in Igbenefa, Ilaje council area of the state.

The incident had been confirmed by the state Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Hammed Abodunrin in Akure, the state capital.

Our source said the boat mishap in lgbenefa occurred at night when a speed boat collided with a bigger wooden boat on the high sea which led to the death of one person while four passengers were seriously injured.

The command’s spokesperson, Olufemi Omole, stated in a statement“ It is high time our people placed a premium on the value of human life; we have warned repeatedly that no transporter or passenger should travel the waterways without putting on their Life Jackets.

“Henceforth, the Command Marine Special force would be on patrol and violators be arrested.

He posited that the command would begin arresting boat/ferry transporters and their passengers who repeatedly violate safety rules on waterways.

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