Tragedy as 10 dead, three missing in Lagos boat mishap

Tragedy hits Lagos community as ten people lost their lives and three others missing after a boat reportedly capsized.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the boat accident occurred around 5:45pm on Wednesday at Kirikiri, Apapa less than 24 hours after 18 persons cheated death in two boat accidents in Victoria Island.

According to report, wednesday’s lone crash was as a result of an engine failure developed shortly after the boat left Kirikiri jetty for Badagry.

Sources revealed that there were 18 persons onboard with five of them were rescued by Marine Police operatives.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana confirmed the incident and stated further that 10 dead bodies were recovered and three still missing.

He said families of the deceased were still claiming their bodies, while search was on for the three missing persons.

“There were 18 people in the boat. It left Kirikiri for Badagry but developed fault with the engine.

“Five people were rescued alive by the Marine Police unit, 10 persons died and three are still missing,” Elkana said.

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