Ooops: Seven Confirmed Dead In Lagos Lagoon Boat Accident

4 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
(m) at 31-01-2016 12:32AM (4 years ago)

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Seven people are said to have died following a boat accident in Lagos on Saturday morning.

It was gathered that the incident occurred after the boat which was conveying 17 people from Badore, Ajah to Ijedeh, Ikorodu, capsized.

Spokesman of the  National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in the Southwest region, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, told Channels Television through a telephone call that, 13 of the occupants of the boat were rescued while one reportedly died in a hospital in Ajah.

The remaining are said to be receiving treatment in the hospital.

As at the time of the phone call, Mr Farinloye explained how the incident happened.

“We received a distress call at about 10:25am about a boat mishap with 17 passengers on board, immediately we mobilized the Marine Police, National Island Waterways and Lagos State Waterways Agency to search and rescue the victims.”

He explained that the cause of the accident was a pile up of sand along their route which the boat did not see and ran into it.

He added that two more people are yet to be found although there are conflicting reports from the different rescue agencies but he added that “some people are dead while 11 people have been rescued”.


willyking (m) at 31-01-2016 12:43AM
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Heya RIP to the dead
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Powerfulify (m) at 31-01-2016 12:43AM
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Eeeeeeeeeya I pity des pple
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gogoman (m) at 31-01-2016 01:13AM
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na wa ooo RIP
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imaria (f) at 31-01-2016 03:21AM
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R.I.P
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rashjr (m) at 31-01-2016 06:36AM
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Life is vanity, RIP to the affected victim
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emma4love3 (m) at 31-01-2016 06:45AM
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the accident was cause with a pile
up sand.....how....?well RIP TO DEAD
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DAMILARE100 (m) at 31-01-2016 07:06AM
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PILE UP SAND INSIDE WATER? NOTHING PESIN NO GE HEAR FINISH FOR THIS COUNTRY..................RIP TO THE DEAD
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DAMILARE100 (m) at 31-01-2016 07:09AM
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LORD WE SEEK YOUR HEAVENLY PROTECTIONS
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Ennyolalekan (m) at 31-01-2016 07:28AM
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why sad news sos early morning...... RIP to d dead
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Trueyarn (m) at 31-01-2016 10:05AM
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RIP to the departed souls.
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akinmanchy (m) at 31-01-2016 09:16PM
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May their souls rest in peace

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zezprincess (f) at 31-01-2016 10:23PM
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Chaaii,so sorry,RIP to the dead.
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okatee (m) at 31-01-2016 10:32PM
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MAY DEIR SOULZ REST IN PERFECT PEACE
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