A boat mishap at Ebute terminal, Ikorodu has led to the death of five persons Wednesday evening.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency told The New Diplomat that it received a distress call at about 5.57 pm. LASEMA stated that the 20 capacity passenger boat belonging to Blue sea capsized mid-sea enroute ikorodu from Lagos Island.
“Investigation carried out by the LRT revealed that the immediate cause of the boat mishap was unknown at time of report.
“Unfortunately 5 persons (4 adult females and 1 adult male) were confirmed dead as a result of the incident and their bodies were deposited at the morgue at ikorodu general hospital while 5 persons (4 female and 1 male) were rescued alive. The exercise was carried out by the combined efforts of LASEMA, LASWA, LASAMBUS and SEHMU Figures of other rescued victims can not be ascertained as they were brought to the jetty with various passing boat,” LASEMA said.
Recovery efforts are still on-going at the time of this report.