One dead, 19 rescued as boat capsizes in Lagos (Photos)

A passenger boat conveying over 20 passengers on Tuesday capsized on Lagos waterways with one person dead and 19 others injured.

An emergency source revealed that about 20 passenger were on the boat when it capsized. The boat was said to have capsized on the 3rd Mainland Bridge axis of the waterways.

Those rescued had been rushed to the Ebute-Ero Jetty while the search for the remaining victims was still ongoing.
The passenger who lost his life in the mishap was said to have sunk with the carcass of the boat while investigations still ongoing to unravel the cause of the accident.

Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority, Damilola Emmanuel confirmed the death of the passenger.

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