September 27, (THEWILL) – One person has been confirmed dead while 16 others were rescued on Monday evening when a passenger boat, Temi 3 Global, capsized around Adekunle Jetty, while enroute Ikorodu from Marina in Lagos.
A statement by the Lagos Area Manager of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Sarat Braimah, said, the boat capsized after colliding with a floating object near Adekunle waterfront.
“A 17-passenger boat named “TEMI 3 Global” which departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 16:35 hours enroute Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on 27th September, 2021 was involved in an accident.
“Fifteen minutes into the journey near Adekunle Waterfront, the boat hit an underwater obstacle which broke the hull of the boat and this resulted in the capsize of the boat.
“There were immediate mobilisation to the site of the incident by the National Inland Waterways Authority Search and Rescue Team, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Marine Police, fishermen and other boat operators leading to the rescue of 16 persons while one person died on the way to the hospital..
“We sincerely condole with the family of the deceased and pray for the soul of the dead to rest in perfect peace”, Braimah said.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Zonal Coordinator, South West, Ibrahim Farinloye, also confirmed the incident, saying sixteen passengers were rescued alive while one was found dead.
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