Lagos rescues 12 persons after boat mishap

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it rescued twelve victims of a boat mishap which occurred Wednesday evening at about 8:20 pm.

The Guardian had earlier reported three persons were confirmed dead after a boat conveying about twenty passengers capsized in Lagos.

The passengers were en route Ojo from Coconut jetty, a suburb in Lagos when the boat capsized in the middle of the sea.

“Twelve of the passengers were rescued alive by Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) officials and local divers, three (two males, one female) were confirmed dead while search and rescue operation was put on hold till today for the remaining five missing persons,” LASEMA general manager Adesina Tiamiyu said in a statement.



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