TRAGIC: Lagos Government Confirms 3 Dead, 5 Missing in Evening Boat Mishap

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The Lagos State Government has confirmed the death of three persons with five still missing following the capsizing of  passenger boat  on Wednesday.

Tweleve passengers were also reported rescued by the Lagos emmergency services after the 20-seater passenger boat collided with another wooden boat on Wednesday evening. 

The General Manager of the Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel, who confirmed the incident said the boat en route to Ojo from Coconut jetty, a suburb in Lagos, capsized mid-sea. 

He disclosed findings that the passenger boat was “God Bless” and a wooden water supply service boat. 

He maintained that the swift efforts of the rescue operators aided rescue of 12 passengers, assuring that recovery efforts will continue until those missing have been found. 

The LASWA boss however expressed concern that boat operators were in the habit of flouting the order by the agency to desist from operating at night due to the dangers inherent. 

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