Ooops: Seven Confirmed Dead In Lagos Lagoon Boat Accident

Published 3 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
at 12:32 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 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”.

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willyking at 12:43 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Heya RIP to the dead
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Powerfulify at 12:43 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Eeeeeeeeeya I pity des pple
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gogoman at 01:13 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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na wa ooo RIP
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imaria at 03:21 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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R.I.P
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rashjr at 06:36 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Life is vanity, RIP to the affected victim
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emma4love3 at 06:45 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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the accident was cause with a pile
up sand.....how....?well RIP TO DEAD
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DAMILARE100 at 07:06 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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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 at 07:09 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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LORD WE SEEK YOUR HEAVENLY PROTECTIONS
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Ennyolalekan at 07:28 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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why sad news sos early morning...... RIP to d dead
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Trueyarn at 10:05 AM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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RIP to the departed souls.
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akinmanchy at 09:16 PM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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May their souls rest in peace

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zezprincess at 10:23 PM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Chaaii,so sorry,RIP to the dead.
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okatee at 10:32 PM, 31/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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MAY DEIR SOULZ REST IN PERFECT PEACE
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