4 die in Lagos boat mishap


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced the death four passengers in a boat mishap in Lagos on Saturday morning.

A statement by the spokesman of the agency in the South West, Ibrahim Farinloye, the accident occurred at Badore in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state at about 10am, saying of the 17 passengers in the boat, 13 were rescued.

“The incident occurred at about 10.00 this morning. The boat with 17 people on board which was coming from Ijede capsized at Badore.

“Four people died while 13 others were rescued,” he said.

The agency lauded the Lagos State Waterways Authority, National Inland Waterways Authority, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and Marine Police for the rescue efforts.

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