12 People Die In Lagos Boat Mishap

No fewer than 12 persons have been confirmed dead with five rushed to the hospital following a boat mishap  in Festac, Lagos on Tuesday.
The incident was said to have occurred at a river at fourth avenue, opposite 41 road junction at about 11:10pm.
It was learnt that the location were the mishap occurred has been a hot belt for oil vandals in the neighbour.
The activities of vandals who were alleged to be aided by security operatives in Festac had been report sometime last year .
Confirming the disaster, General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Femi Osayintolu and spokesman, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye said 11 bodies have been recovered dead.

One other victim later  died in the hospital, but the injured persons are said to be in stable condition.
Osayintolu said: “11 confirmed dead and six alive .Those that are alive have been taken to LASUTH for treatment. Operation is still on going”.
According to Farinloye, rescue agencies got a distress call at about 11:10pm.
“We received a distressed alert around 11:10. Navy Special Boat Service (SBS), National Inland Water Ways, Marine Police, LASEMA, POLICE Disaster Unit, Navy Air Wing and NEMA were immediately mobilized to search.
“We were told that over 15 persons were onboard the boat and by the time we got to site, we recovered 11 dead bodies.
“Some person were also rescued alive and have been taken to the hospital, while rescue operations is ongoing ,” he said.



Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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