30 January 2016

Nigeria: Nema Confirms 4 Dead in Another Lagos Boat Mishap

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says four passengers lost their lives in another boat mishap in Lagos on Saturday morning.

According to NEMA, the accident occurred at Badore in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state at about 10.00 a.m.

The South-West spokesman for the agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, disclosed this on Saturday in a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

He, however, said 13 passengers were rescued.

He said the boat with 17 passengers on board capsized at Badore.

"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.

Dr Bandele Onimode, the South-West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, also confirmed that 13 passengers were rescued with help from some agencies.

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

He said the bodies had been taken to Ijede Hospital morgue.

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