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Dying toll of Lagos boat accident hits seven

By Valuable Igbonwelundu

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.

Additionally, the Lagos State Emergency Administration Company (LASEMA) mentioned eight of the remaining 9 victims had been rescued from the water alive.

The rescue of the eight victims two days after the boat crash has delivered to 16, the entire of individuals who survived the accident.

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

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Among the passengers onboard the boat 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.

The Nation reported 10 of the victims had been rescued and two corpses recovered that night time whereas 4 extra our bodies had been discovered on Saturday morning.

Based on Director Common (DG) LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, all seven lifeless our bodies recovered had been females, including that the captain and his assistant had been rescued alive on Sunday.

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He mentioned the boat violated the ban on night time journeys, including it had a complete of 21 passengers and two crew members as an alternative of 14 passengers advisable to operators to be able to guarantee social distancing.

Oke-Osanyintolu mentioned search and rescue operations have concluded with the rescue/restoration of all individuals on board the boat.

“Search and rescue operations, alongside the LASWA dive crew commenced below extraordinarily difficult dusk circumstances and have been concluded as at right this moment, Sunday July 5.

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“Last tally revealed a complete of 21 passengers and two crew members had been aboard the capsized vessel. A complete of 16 had been rescued alive whereas seven females had been recovered lifeless.

“Members of the general public are reminded to abide by the security rules of the state, together with applicable utilization of life jackets and restrictions on timing and plying of the waterways,” he mentioned.


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