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Four dead as speed boat capsizes in Lagos

The Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, says four people have died and four others missing after a 20 capacity passenger boat with the name LALEK MARINE capsized at Owode Ibeshe, few kilometers to Ikorodu.

In a statement, the General Manager of LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel said the passenger boat departed Ebute Ero Jetty at about 8 o’clock yesterday night, in contravention of the approved sailing hours of 6 o’clock in the evening.

Mr Emmanuel said LASWA in conjunction with the State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Marine Police and Local Boat Operators convened a Search party and eleven (11) passengers have so far been rescued with one person in critical condition at the time of filing this report.

Omolara Omosanya

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