A Passenger Boat Capsizes in Lagos, killing one and Rescuing 16 others.
NewsReport gathered that on Monday evening, a passenger boat named Temi 3 Global capsized in Lagos waters while en route to Ikorodu from Marina in Lagos, killing one person and rescuing 16 others.
The boat capsized after colliding with a floating object near the Adekunle waterfront, according to NIWA Lagos Area Manager Sarat Braimah.
“A 17-passenger boat named “TEMI 3 Global” which departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 16:35 hours en route Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on September 27, 2021, was involved in an accident,” according to the Lagos Area Manager.
“Fifteen minutes into the journey near Adekunle Waterfront, the boat collided with an underwater obstacle, breaking the hull and causing the boat to capsize.
“The National Inland Waterways Authority Search and Rescue Team, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Marine Police, fishermen, and other boat operators mobilized immediately to the scene of the incident, resulting in the rescue of 16 people, one of whom died on the way to the hospital.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the deceased’s family and pray for the soul of the deceased to rest in perfect peace.”