Tragedy! Two passengers killed, 15 rescued in Lagos boat mishap

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A passenger boat has capsized on the waterways in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State, killing two people.

The boat named “R & N 2” was said to have experienced a mechanical fault barely 200 metres away from Ipakodo ferry terminal in Ikorodu after setting off to its destination on Lagos Island, and submerged immediately around 7:45 am on Wednesday.

The general manager of Lagos State Waterways Authority, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said water guards, as well as the search and rescue team of LASWA, were immediately mobilised to the accident scene upon the news, leading to the rescue of 15 people.

Two female unconscious passengers, according to him, were taken to the nearest hospital for treatment but were later confirmed dead.

He said investigation into the cause of the accident is in progress.

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