Three people were confirmed dead in a boat accident that occurred in Lagos the night before. According to a statement from the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Adesina Tiamiyu, a boat carrying 20 passengers capsized between Liverpool and Coconut Under Bridge in Lagos around 8 pm on Wednesday night, November 7.
The ship was heading to Ojo from Liverpool when it capsized. 12 passengers were rescued alive, 3 were confirmed dead while another five passengers were searched.
“12 of the passengers were rescued alive by officials of the Lagos Waterways Authority and local divers. The death of two men and a woman was confirmed, while the search and rescue operations were suspended until the next day for the other five missing persons. The three bodies have been bagged and the men were delivered to the Environmental Health Monitoring Unit of the State to be deposited in the morgue. The female victim, identified as Alhaja, was handed over to her family after the proper documentation of the officers of the marine police, “said Tiamiyu.
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