10 escape death as boat capsizes in Lagos

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No fewer than 10 passengers escaped death on Tuesday evening when their boat capsized on Lagos Waterways, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

NEMA Acting Coordinator in Lagos State, Ibrahim Farinloye, who made this known in a statement, said the boat took off from Lagos Island going to Ikorodu before it capsized. 

Farinloye said other boat operators and volunteers around the area “pulled resources together” to rescue the 10 passengers. 

General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, who also confirmed the incident, said that the authority was still compiling information about the cause. 

Emmanuel said the boat left Lagos Island, which experienced a lot of water activities.