No fewer than 10 passengers escaped death on Tuesday evening when their boat capsized on Lagos Waterways, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.
Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Coordinator in Lagos State, who made this known in a statement, said, “10 passengers were rescued live when their boat capsized.
According to him, the boat took off from Lagos Island going to Ikorodu before it capsized.
Farinloye said that with the special support by operators and volunteers, they pulled resources together, and rescued the passengers.
Also confirming the incident, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), said that the authority was still compiling information about the accident and the cause.
Emmanuel said the boat left Lagos Island, which experienced a lot of water activities. (Guardian)