16 Passengers Reportedly Missing In Another Boat Accident In Lagos

A second boat disaster happened on Friday night near Mile 2 in Lagos State, just three days after a boat accident there that claimed the lives of two passengers.

This information was provided in a statement released on Saturday by Mrs. Sarat Braimah, the National Inland Waterways Authority’s Lagos Area Manager (NIWA).

She stated that 16 passengers from the unfortunate boat had not yet been located.

“At about 7.45 p.m., on July 8, the National Inland Waterways Authority and the Lagos State Waterways Authority received a distress call of an incident on the waterways.

“A W19 passenger Fibre boat carrying about 16 people capsized along the Ojo area of the state.

“The boat from Mile 2 to Ibeshe in the Ojo axis broke the waterways rules of late travelling by setting sail at 7.45 p.m.,” she said.

Braimah said the tide of the water drifted the boat to a stationary barge, which caused it to overturn.

“It is said that all passengers on board, including children, were not all wearing their life jackets.

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