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Lagos boat mishap: LASWA rescues 14 sufferers as demise toll rises to 6

The Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, says the demise toll within the Friday’s night time boat mishap close to Ikorodu has risen to 6, whilst fourteen sufferers had been rescued.

The Basic Supervisor of LASWA, Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, disclosed this whilst offering an replace at the incident in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday, NAN reviews.

The LASWA GM, stated the whole selection of rescued sufferers of the ill-fated 20-passenger ferry now stands at 14 as in opposition to 16 previous quoted.

In line with him, probably the most sufferers continues to be lacking.

“There have been 21 other folks within the ferry together with the captain, 14 of them have been rescued alive, the fatalities have higher to 6 up to now from 5.

“Alternatively, one sufferer continues to be lacking.

“The continued seek via LASWA, Nationwide Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), native boat operators and the Lagos State Emergency Control Authority (LASEMA) continues,” Emmanuel stated.

Recall {that a} 20-capacity passenger boat with the title “Lalek Marine” had left Ebute Ero Jetty round eight p.m. after the authorized crusing time of 6 p.m however didn’t make it to its vacation spot, which used to be Ikorodu Terminal on Friday.

The boat, which took off illegally from Èbúté Ẹrọ Jetty, heading in opposition to Ikorodu, bumped into an unexpected object at the waterways, which resulted within the mishap.

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