24 January 2014

Nigeria: NEMA Rescues Three From Capsized Boat in Lagos

Lagos — Three persons have been rescued from a boat which capsized at Ogogoro village, Boulos, Navy Town, Apapa, Lagos, on Friday, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said.

This information is contained in a statement issued by NEMA in Lagos.

It stated that the three persons included a child, a woman and the boat operator, noting that they were rescued alive.

The statement said that the incident occurred around 12:05 a.m., and the boat conveying the woman and her child was traveling without headlights when it collided with a bigger boat.

The occupants of the boat were rescued by the Nigerian Navy Special Unit, National Inland Waterways Agency (NIWA), NEMA and the Police Disaster Response Unit.

The NEMA Information Officer, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, told NAN that survivours were taken to an undisclosed private hospital in Apapa. (NAN)

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