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17 passengers rescued as boat capsized near Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos

17 passengers rescued as boat capsized near Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos

 

Seventeen passengers were on Monday morning rescued alive as a passenger boat capsized near Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos

In a statement by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), the unfortunate incident occured at about 7am

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The commercial passenger boat, Fazma Logistics was loaded with 17 passengers, left at 6:45 am, left Ikorodu ferry terminal enroute Ebute Ero but unfortunately capsized around the Third Mainland Bridge close to Bariga ferry terminal.

The LASWA management in a release confirmed that all the passengers were rescued alive by first responders including officers of the Lagos State Waterways Authority LASWA.

“At about 7 am on Monday 20th of February 2023, a commercial passenger ferry named Fazma logistics, loaded with 17 passengers, left Ikorodu ferry terminal at exactly 6:45 am en route Ebute Ero but unfortunately capsized around Third mainland bridge close to Bariga ferry terminal.

“All the passengers were rescued alive by first responders including officers of the Lagos State Waterways Authority LASWA.

“Boat recovery operations commenced immediately while the boat captain is been interrogated and investigation is on going.”

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