In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 04th, July, 2020

Black Friday! How 5 Individuals Perished In Horrific Boat Mishap In Lagos

Black Friday! How Five Persons Perished In Horrific Boat Mishap In Lagos

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One of many deceased being carried away by LASEMA officers

5 folks have drowned in a  boat mishap which occurred at Ikorodu space of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Friday evening, PM Information reviews.

The incident occurred round eight.00pm on Friday.

The mishap occurred after a 20-passenger capability industrial ferry with 21 passengers on board took off illegally from Èbúté Ẹrọ Jetty at about couple of minutes previous eight.00pm heading in direction of Ikorodu, bumped into an unexpected object on the Waterways inflicting the boat to capsize.

The rapid rescue efforts deployed saved 16 alive, 5 useless with one survivor in crucial situation.

Following the mishap, the State Inland Waterways Authority, (LASWA) has issued out warnings to all Ferry operators and passengers towards violating the laid down rule of ‘no evening travelling’ on the waterways.

The Lagos Sate Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, and the Common Supervisor LASWA, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel who had been on the Ikorodu scene of the incident this morning confirmed that 16 passengers have been rescued alive with one particular person in crucial situation and 5 fatalities by means of the efforts of LASWA Search Occasion, Native Boat Operators search crew, the Marine Police and the Lagos State Emergency Administration Company (LASEMA).

Oladeinde, whereas commiserating with the households of the misplaced passengers of the mishap assured that the violators could be prosecuted because the unlucky incidence was already underneath investigation.

He urged Ferry operators to desist from breaking the laid down security tips to keep away from incidents of this nature, saying that if the rule of no evening travelling on the waterways from 6.00pm had been strictly adhered to by operators, the accident may have been averted

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Additionally talking on the scene of the incident, the Common Supervisor LASWA, Emmanuel reiterated that henceforth any operator who violated any of the laid down security tips, particularly the no evening travelling rule, could be arrested by the Marine Police and that the boat in use confiscated.

He urged passengers to cease waterways evening journeys as any passenger discovered on board of such boats at evening would even be prosecuted in accordance with the related legal guidelines of the State.

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