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Boat Accident On Apapa Lagos Lagoon: 8 Passengers Drown To Death

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Boat Accident On Apapa Lagos Lagoon: 8 Passengers Drown To Death

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Oct 2nd, 2013 – Boat Accident On Apapa Lagos Lagoon: 8 Passengers Drown To Death

In the early hours of Tuesday the 1st of October 2013, 8 commercial boat passengers met their untimely death while travelling from Sagboki village towards Apapa Lagoon in Lagos.

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The problem started when their boat ran into a turbulence after which the boat driver lost control and the boat capsized.

Out of the 19 passengers on board, 8 of them who couldn’t swim drowned before rescuers could reach the scene. The 11 others managed to swim back to shore to alert boat operators.

However, local rescue operators were said to have rescued 11 persons, including two teenagers who were heading to Liverpool to sell dried fish.

When contacted, the Lagos State Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Chukwuma Ozoani, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), confirmed the incident.

He said: “The incident is true and according to the information at my disposal, only two persons allegedly drowned while seven persons were rescued.

“At the moment, rescue operations are ongoing by operatives of the Marine Police to see if any more persons will be rescued. The deceased persons would be taken to the morgue.”

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. omo baba

    October 2, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    Rip to the departed no where is safe in dis country.
    if u travel by road, boko haram go attack you
    if u travel by air, plane go crash
    Hmmmm

  2. Jeje

    October 2, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    why can’t they use a life jacket? what a risky adventure

  3. Austin J.

    October 2, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    R.I.P

  4. Dee gold

    October 3, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    God why?we dont want dis again in naijeria

  5. Olanrewaju

    October 3, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Nigeria everyday will dey suffer God pls help us out.R.I.P 2 all d victim

  6. Olanrewaju

    October 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Nigeria everyday will dey suffer God pls help us out.R.I.P 2 all d descreased

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