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One Dies In Lagos Boat Mishap 

LASWA confirmed the casualty and declared one other person missing.


 

A boat accident which occurred in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State on Wednesday has claimed the life of one person.

The accident occurred when a ferry boat which had 17 passengers on board collided with a submerged shoreline concrete at a construction site around the power line corridor at the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

According to a statement released by spokesperson for the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Wuraola Alake, 15 passengers were said to have been rescued during the incident which happened around 6:50pm on Wednesday.

Alake, who confirmed the casualty said one person was declared missing.

The statement read, “At about 6.50pm today Wednesday 21, 2024, an Ibeshe bound passenger ferry named T-Ben, having departed from Addax jetty, had a collision with a submerged shoreline concrete at a construction site around the power line corridor at the Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge.

“15 out of the 17 passengers said to be on board this boat have been rescued with one casualty confirmed, while rescue effort is still ongoing as at the time of issuing this statement.

“Officers from the Search and Rescue Unit of the Lagos State Waterways Authority, The Lagos State Ferry Services, Commercial Boat Operators and other Volunteers were still at the incident location carrying out further rescue Operations.”