24 Cheat Death As 2 Boats Collide In Lagos


No fewer than 24 passengers on Friday escaped death on Friday evening when two boats collided and capsized in Ojo area of Lagos State.
Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel, said one of the boats was driving at full capacity with 22 passengers, while the other had just the boat captain and deckhand on board.
“One boat was going from Liverpool to Ojo while the other was doing a return trip from the same location.
“LASWA response team were able to rescue all passengers from the capsized boat and transported them to shore, no lives were lost,” Emmanuel said.
He said the affected boats (Toba Marine & Eco Lima) are presently in the custody of LASWA at the terminal until the conclusion of investigations into what led to the collision.
“All passengers on both boats were all putting on their life jackets. This is what we have been encouraging. Our agency has been on the forefront of leading the campaign that for no reason should anyone embark on a journey on water without putting on a life jacket. We have also gone a step further to distribute life jackets to encourage boat operators to enforce it,” the LASWA boss said.

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