Peter Olaniyi |
A boat mishap that occurred yesterday at about 7pm around Offin Ibeshe Ikorodu area of Lagos State, has claimed the lives of two passengers while four were rescued.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Waters Authority (LASWA) in a press statement signed by Ouwadamilola Emmanuel, General Manager
LASWA, a copy obtained by our Correspondent, stated that a fishing boat from Makoko community with seven passengers onboard, five adults including the boat captain and Two (2) the, capsized into the Lagos lagoon while heading to Offin area in Ikorodu.
LASWA said enquires made revealed that the cause of the incidence was the rough water current usually recorded around the Area.
The authority said “Inquiries reveal that the fishing boat which was clearly operating outside its fishing capability and therefore not equipped with necessary safety gadgets for passengers ferry operation, carried the occupants who are all related and headed to Offin for a relative’s funeral.
“Upon further investigations, it was revealed that all the seven passengers on board were not wearing a lifejacket .
“The men of the LASEMA and Marine Police have been contacted to support the ongoing search operation for the remaining victim while further investigation is ongoing”.
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