15 Escape Death In Another Boat Mishap In Lagos

15 Escape Death In Another Boat Mishap In Lagos

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Sokoto Kebbi State, boat mishap
FILE: In this handout photograph released by the Bangladesh Coast Guard on January 29, 2015, the sinking boat which was carrying migrants headed for Malaysia, drifts in the waters off Kutubdia, in the Cox's Bazaar District. | AFP/Bangladesh Coast

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday confirmed that one person was injured as 15 others were rescued from a wooden boat which capsized at Grinaldi Port near Tin Can Island, Apapa, Lagos.

This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, and made available to newsmen in Lagos.

According to the statement, the incident was caused by a bigger boat which destabilised the wooden boat.

“A wooden boat capsized at Grinaldi Port close to Tin Can Flyover Bridge, Coconut Bus Stop, Apapa, with 15 passengers on board.

“All passengers were rescued alive and only the driver of the boat sustained injury,” it stated.

It said the incident occurred at about 8.30 p.m. on Friday and that those rescued had gone to their different destinations.

Farinloye said that the injured driver refused to be treated, opting to treat himself in a private hospital. He said Marine Police and other stakeholders were still investigating the cause of the accident.

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