A boat capsized on Monday near the Adekunle Waterfront region of Lagos State, killing one person.
The 16 other passengers onboard the commercial boat were rescued when it capsized shortly after leaving the CMS facility, according to reports.
The boat was on its way to Ikorodu when it hit a rock about 5 p.m., according to reports.
The man died on the way to the hospital, according to Sarah Braimah, Area Manager of the National Inland Waterways Authority, who verified the occurrence to our correspondent.
“On September 27, 2021, a 17-passenger boat dubbed TEMI 3 Global departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 4.35pm en way to the Ikorodu Ferry Terminal and was involved in an accident,” she stated.
“Fifteen minutes into the journey, near Adekunle Waterfront, the boat collided with an underwater impediment, breaking the hull and causing the boat to capsize.
“The National Inland Waterways Authority Search and Recovery Team, LASWA, Marine Police, fishermen, and other boat operators mobilized immediately to the scene of the tragedy, resulting in the rescue of 16 people alive, while one person died on the way to the hospital.”
Ibrahim Farinloye, the National Emergency Management Agency’s Acting Zonal Coordinator for the South-West, confirmed the occurrence.
“A passenger boat from Lagos Island traveling to Ikorodu capsized along the Adekunle Jetty with 17 passengers on board; one person was killed,” he claimed. While traveling along the waterway’s edge, the boat collided with a rock.”