Five people have died after a boat capsized in Lagos on Friday, July 3, 2020.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) disclosed this in a statement signed by the boos, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, that about twenty people had been on a local boat expedition when the incident occurred around 8 pm.
The boat had departed Ebute-Ero and was en route Ikorodu.
It was “in violation of night-time restrictions on water travel,” LASEMA said.
The statement added that on arrival at the incident scene, search and rescue operations commenced albeit under extremely challenging nightfall conditions,” the statement added.
At least 10 people have been rescued alive although the boat’s captain is still missing, the emergency agency said.