One injured, 15 rescued in Lagos boat mishap – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday confirmed that one person was injured as 15 others were rescued from a wooden boat which capsized near Tin Can Island, Apapa, Lagos.

This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, and made available to newsmen in Lagos.

According to the statement, the incident was caused by a bigger boat which destabilised the wooden boat.

“A wooden boat capsized at Grinaldi Port (sic) close to Tin Can Flyover Bridge, Coconut Bus Stop, Apapa, with 15 passengers on board.

“All passengers were rescued alive and only the driver of the boat sustained injury,” it stated.

It said the incident occurred at about 8.30p.m. on Friday and that those rescued had gone to their different destinations.

Farinloye said that the injured driver refused to be treated, opting to treat himself in a private hospital.

He said Marine Police and other stakeholders were still investigating the cause of the accident.

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