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  • Updated: February 22, 2024

Lagos boat mishap claims one life, 15 others rescued

Lagos boat mishap claims one life, 15 others rescued

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has confirmed that a fatal incident occurred on Wednesday when a passenger ferry collided with a submerged concrete structure along the shoreline.

Wuraola Alake from LASWA's public affairs unit issued a statement on Wednesday in Lagos confirming the incident.

According to Alake, the collision took place around the Power Line Corridor on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

The mishap occurred at 6:50 p.m. involving an Ibeshe-bound passenger ferry named T-Ben, which had departed from Addax Jetty and collided with the submerged shoreline concrete. Tragically, one person lost their life in the accident.

“Fifteen out of the 17 passengers said to be on board this boat have been rescued, with one casualty confirmed.

“Rescue effort is ongoing as at the time of issuing this statement.

“Officers from the Search and Rescue Unit of the Lagos State Waterways Authority and other volunteers are still at the location carrying out further rescue operations,” she said.

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