In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, August, 2020

Horror! 10 Folks Killed, Different Lacking As Boat Capsizes In Lagos (Video)

Horror! 10 People Killed, Other Missing As Boat Capsizes In Lagos (Video)

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Scene of the incident

In accordance with The PUNCH, the Lagos State Police Command on Friday confirmed that 10 individuals had been killed in a ship accident that occurred on Wednesday round Apapa space of the state.

The command additionally stated three individuals had been nonetheless lacking whereas 5 out of the 18 passengers on board had been rescued.

The boat was stated to have taken off from a jetty in Kirikiri en path to Badagry when it capsized round 5pm.

The Lagos State Emergency Administration Company had in an incident report launched by its Common Supervisor, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, on Wednesday disclosed boat en path to Ikoyi from Ilashe capsized round 7pm and 10 individuals had been rescued. He, nevertheless, didn’t state that there was a ship accident alongside Apapa earlier that day.

Information concerning the Apapa incident emerged after a video of the boat accident went viral on Friday.

The police spokesperson within the state, SP Bala Elkana advised our correspondent that 10 individuals died within the accident reportedly brought on by a mechanical fault.

He stated, “5 individuals had been rescued whereas 10 corpses had been recovered. Three individuals are nonetheless lacking. There have been 18 individuals on board. The boat engine failed on the ocean and there have been sturdy waves which resulted within the accident. The boat left Kirikiri for Badagry.”

Our correspondent contacted the LASEMA boss on the casualty figures however he directed all enquiries on the matter to the police.

When advised that the police confirmed 10 individuals died, he stated, “Why would they are saying that 10 individuals died? They need to provide the particulars.”

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When contacted, Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority, Mr Damilola Emmanuel, merely advised Saturday PUNCH that police had been investigating the incident.

He stated, “No full affirmation (but) as marine police are nonetheless conducting investigations. Marine police have the proper figures.”

Nonetheless, a senior emergency official within the state confided in our correspondent that the Apapa boat accident “is being managed so as to not trigger panic.”

“All of the our bodies haven’t been discovered. I can let you know that the police account concerning the incident shouldn’t be unsuitable,”
the supply stated.

Seven individuals died on June three after a ship en path to Ikorodu from Ebute Ero capsized, with authorities blaming the incident on evening journey.

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