Two women die in Lagos boat mishap 

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Two female passengers died after a boat mishap in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Wednesday, according to the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA).

LASWA General Manager, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said in a statement that the boat submerged immediately after it departed the Ipakodo ferry terminal in Ikorodu, Lagos.

He said the 20-passenger ferry named R&N2, carrying 17 passengers, capsized at about 7.45 a.m., about 200 metres from the Ipakodo terminal, Ikorodu.

He said two female passengers were unconscious, rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment, but later confirmed dead.

Emmanuel said the water guards and the search and rescue team of the LASWA, who were mobilised to the scene of the incident, rescued 15 persons.

He said the boat captain is being investigated by relevant authorities while a full investigation into the cause of the mishap has commenced