Tragedy was averted, fortunately, yesterday as 18 passengers including children escaped death when their boat capsized in Lagos.
The boat which was en route Badagry suddenly stopped midway five minutes after cruising out of Five Cowries Terminal, Ikoyi. This was around 2pm.
When contacted, Managing Director, MD, Lagos State Water Authority, LASWA, Damilola Emmanuel, said all passengers were saved from drowning.
According to Emmanuel: “No cause for the alarm. All passengers have been successfully rescued while the boat moved to safer harbour till the heavy rain stopped and will be taking to dry dock for technical assessment.”
According to source, the heavy rainfall with thunderstorm affected the navigation of the boat due to high tidal waves.Follow us on social media