Four passengers lost their lives when a boat conveying passengers, who
were heading to Ikorodu from Ebute-Ero, capsized around 8 pm on Friday
night in Lagos.
A statement signed by the Director General, Lagos State Emergency
Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, on Saturday, said
about 20 persons were on a local boat expedition, when the mishap
occurred around 8pm.
He said, “At least four bodies have been recovered after a boat
capsized in Lagos on Friday. The boat had departed Ebute-Ero and was
en route Ikorodu.
“It was in violation of night-time restrictions on water travel.
“On arrival at the incident scene, search and rescue operations
commenced, albeit under extremely challenging nightfall conditions.
“At least, 10 people have been rescued alive, although the boat’s
captain is still missing.”