A boat carrying more than seventeen people capsized at Ikorodu, Lagos state on Saturday, 29th June 2019.
According to a statement by the CEO, Lagos state emergency management board (LASEMA), Oke -Osanyintolu who led therescue operation involving LASWA Officials and the Marine police, two people have been confirmed dead and three persons rescued.
“A boat mishap occurred at the above location yesterday 29th of June, 2019. Investigations conducted revealed that the boat was enroute Badore (Ajah) to Egbin (Ikorodu) with between 17 and 21 passengers on board.
“The boat allegedly capsized due to overloading. It was gathered that the boat was overturned by the heavy current.
3 persons were rescued and were taken to hospital.
“Unfortunately, the lifeless body of an adult female, identified as Aniyikaye Oluwaseunfunmi, 40 years old and unnamed person were found and bagged by the Agency’s response team.
Rescue and recovery efforts continue for the other missing passengers byofficials of LASEMA, the LASWA, and the Marine Police.