3 persons dead,others rescued as boat capsize in Lagos

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It was a tragic sight to behold after three people were confirmed dead and 17 others rescued after a boat capsised at Bayeku area of Ikorodu, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Saturday.

The boat, said to belong to Eda Olaropin/Bayeku Association, conveying 20 passengers, ran into a submerged object and capzised mid-sea within the oke ira nla axis while heading to Bayeku area of Ikorodu, at 12:15pm on Saturday.

General Manager of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Damilola Emmanuel who confirmed the incident said an on the spot investigation carried out by LASWA revealed that the incident was caused by a submerged object beneath the waterways.

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