Lagos Boat Accident Death Toll Hits Seven

 Lagos Boat Accident Death Toll Hits Seven

One more body was on Sunday retrieved from the Ikorodu waterway bringing to seven, the number of deaths recorded in Friday night’s boat accident.

According to Director General (DG) LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, all seven dead bodies recovered were females.

Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the boat violated the ban on night trips.

“Search and rescue operations, alongside the LASWA dive team commenced under extremely challenging nightfall conditions and have been concluded as at today, Sunday July 5.

“Final tally revealed a total of 21 passengers and two crew members were aboard the capsized vessel. A total of 16 were rescued alive while seven females were recovered dead.

“Members of the public are reminded to abide by the safety regulations of the state, including appropriate usage of life jackets and restrictions on timing and plying of the waterways,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu said search and rescue operations have concluded with the rescue/recovery of all persons on board the boat.

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