(BREAKING): 17 passengers escape death as boat capsizes in Lagos


A ferry passenger boat named GT Water Line 4 on Saturday capsized in Lagos waters 20 minutes after take off from Ebute-Ero enroute Ikorodu terminal.

However, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), in a statement signed by its General Manager, Damilola Emmanuel, on Saturday night said all 17 passengers were rescued safely since they were all on life jackets.

According to the statement: “The boat was said to have left the Ebute-Ero at about 5.15pm with 17 passengers onboard. 14 of the passengers were male while three were female.

“LASWA patrol team and some other boat operators were swift to respond to the distress call from the boat, thereby rescuing…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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