One dies, many injure in Ondo boat mishap

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One person has died while several others were injured in a boat accident at Idiogba, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State weekend.

The accident was said to have been caused by overloading.

Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ondo State Command, Hammed Abodunrin, who made this in a statement in Akure called for caution while plying through the waterways.

Abodunrin urged ferry operators to desist from overloading of passengers and goods, which he said could lead to “an unprecedented mishap”.

He said the Idiogba boat accident would have been averted if the transporter did not overload the boat.

The Ondo NSCDC Commandant said the passengers involved were not wearing life jackets.

He said any ferry operator caught risking lives of innocent citizens by over speeding and overloading would be arrested and prosecuted under the law.