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Death toll in Lagos boat accident now seven - Dying toll in Lagos boat accident now seven

Dying toll in Lagos boat accident now seven

By Treasured Igbonwelundu and Oziegbe Okoeki

Another physique was on Sunday retrieved from the Ikorodu waterway, bringing to seven the variety of deaths recorded in Friday night time’s boat accident.

The Lagos State Waterway Authority (LASWA) stated all 14 survivors had been rescued that very same night time, including that the our bodies had been recovered in batches of 4, two and one on Friday night time, Saturday and yesterday respectively.

A passenger boat which left Ebute Ero in Lagos Island for Ikorodu round 8pm on Friday capsized halfway into its journey, tumbling all passengers and crew into the water.

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A few of the passengers on board had been recognized as Layiwola, Ademola Jamilat, Ajobola, Olabisi, Sikiru, Ikome, Charles, Adesua, Iya Tobi, Tunde, Vivian, Peter, Monday, Bisi, Olalekan, Emeka, Victor, Ebeta and Korede Bada.

Director-Normal of LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated the boat operators violated a ban on night time journey, and had 21 passengers moderately than 14 advisable.

The state authorities has once more warned residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse into drainages, explaining that such observe damages the roads.

Particular Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye stated this whereas inspecting pressing palliative work being carried out by Public Works Company on the Mile 2 part of Lagos-Badagry Expressway which has deteriorated.

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In keeping with the Particular Adviser, “Although the rehabilitation and enlargement work on the Lagos – Badagry Expressway is progressing as scheduled, it has grow to be essential to intervene and make the Mile 2 part of the highway motor in a position for commuters plying the route”

Talking in opposition to the backdrop of the amount of refuse eliminated in the course of the palliative works from the drains alongside the Mile 2 part and the attendant influence on the dilapidated state of the highway, Adeyoye who visited the location within the firm of Particular Adviser to the Governor on Drainage, Mr Joe Igbokwe, referred to as for attitudinal change by residents.

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In keeping with the Particular Adviser, “A highway is nearly as good as its drains and dumping refuse inside drains doesn’t solely compromise the integrity of the asphaltic floor, it additionally undermines the sturdiness of the roads particularly now that the rains are right here; and not using a useful drainage system, the roads offered can’t be sustained,” she stated.

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