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One Missing In Lagos Boat Accident



Ganiyat Ganiyu

One person has been declared missing after a boat conveying four passengers capsized around the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos.

The passengers were heading to Ikorodu when the incident occurred on Tuesday.

The boat was said to have capsized due to the wave of the water.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident said the emergency workers have commenced a search to rescue the missing person.

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He said, “On arrival at the incident scene, information gathered was that four adult males on an expedition were inside a local boat which capsized around 4.30pm due to water turbulent.

“The quick collaborative effort of responders in the area were able to rescue three alive while one person is still missing.

“The rescued victims were provided with medical care. A search and rescue operation is still ongoing.”

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