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One dead, 15 rescued in Lagos boat accident

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

• February 21, 2024
LASWA rescue boat
LASWA rescue boat used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers]

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has confirmed that one person died on Wednesday when a passenger ferry collided with a submerged shoreline concrete.

Wuraola Alake of the public affairs unit of LASWA made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.

Ms Alake said that the accident occurred around the Power Line Corridor on the Lekki- Ikoyi Link Bridge.

She said that the mishap took place at 6.50 p.m. when an Ibeshe-bound passenger ferry named T-Ben, which departed Addax Jetty, had a collusion with the submerged shoreline concrete.

“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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