17 passengers escape death as boat capsizes in Lagos


Seventeen passengers escaped death by a whisker on Monday, as a ferry conveying them en route Ebute Ero from Ikorodu in Lagos State capsized.

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The General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said this in a statement in Lagos.

Emmanuel said that they were rescued by first responders, including officers of the LASWA

The General Manager said that the incident happened at about 7:a.m.

He said that the incident, which occurred around the Third Mainland Bridge, close to Bariga ferry terminal, involved a commercial passenger ferry named Fazma logistics.

He said that the boat was recovered immediately while the boat captain was being interrogated and investigation ongoing. (NAN).