12 Still Missing After Boat Capsizes Near Lekki Lagos At Night
2 people died when a 20-seater boat capsized in Badore, near Lekki, Lagos over the weekend.
3 persons swam to safety and 3 others were rescued while 12 others are still missing.
The boat left Badore in Ajah en route Egbin Jetty in Ijede near Ikorodu at about 10pm on Saturday.
The bodies were recovered yesterday afternoon after an all-night search. The injured are in hospital.
It was gathered that others including the boat driver are still missing. There is ongoing search for them.
Sources said neither the passengers nor crew were wearing life jackets. The driver was said to have succumbed to the passengers’ pleas to take them to Ijede.
“No one was putting on a life jacket. The boat driver was not on duty, he was coming from where he had gone to repair his boat. On his way back, he saw the passengers and they begged him to take them to Egbin, Ijede.
“Emergency workers are searching for those missing. So far, two bodies have been seen. The cause of the accident is not known yet,” said a source.