Update: 13 Die in Boat Mishap

Thirteen bodies have been found dead in the boat mishap that occurred in the late hours of Tuesday, March 11 at the 4th Avenue, Opposite 41 Road Junction, Festac Town, Lagos.

According to the Public Information Officer, National Emergency Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, “thirteen bodies recovered so far,  five rescued while search for about six continues.”

Apart from the Navy Special Boat Service, National Inland Water Ways, Marine Police, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Police Disaster unit, Navy Air-wing and NEMA who were involved in the search of the boat, Farinloye added that local divers have also been employed in the search.

Earlier, Daily Times reported that a boat carrying not less than fifteen persons capsized and eye report says that it had over 15 people in it.

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