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Boat Capsizes In Lagos

On Saturday, ten people were killed, five rescued and four others went missing when a passenger boat capsized.

According to Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), the boat was heading to Badagry from Kirikiri area of lagos State.

“A total of 19 persons were involved in the incident; five were rescued with 10 persons confirmed dead and four passengers still unaccounted for,”

“LASWA has apprehended the boat captain and has handed him over to marine police for further investigation and sanctions,”

“The emergency and regulatory authorities are still on a search and rescue operation,”

The agency said that most of the passengers were not wearing life jackets contrary to maritime safety regulations.

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