Boat capsizes in Lagos

Two migrants dead after boat capsizes near Croatian border

 

Three persons were rescued after a boat conveying four passengers capsized around the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos State on Tuesday.

The victims, who were on an expedition, reportedly boarded the boat around the Lekki axis and were heading to Ikorodu when the tragedy occurred. The boat was said to have capsized due to the wave of the water.

Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said a search a rescue operation was still on to locate the missing person.

He said, “On arrival at the incident scene, information gathered was that four adult males on an expedition were inside a local boat which capsized around 4.30pm due to water turbulent.

“The quick collaborative effort of responders in the area were able to rescue three alive while one person is still missing. The rescued victims were provided with medical care. A search and rescue operation is still ongoing.”

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