A boat capsize occurred in Ikorodu area of Lagos state yesterday Saturday June 29th. A pregnant woman has been reported dead while 16 others are missing following the boat mishap.
According to reports, the Lagos boat which was transiting from Badore to Egbin in Ijede Ikorodu, capsize d at about 10pm.
None of the passengers were said to have been putting on a life jacket when the incident happened. The survivors said the boat driver who was not on duty, was returning from where he had gone to repair his boat when he met them and they pleaded with him to take them to Egbin.
Sadly, the boat capsized shortly after takeoff. Three persons survived the accident but the pregnant woman later died. The boat driver and 15 others are still missing. Efforts are being made to find and rescue the missing ones.
In November last year, three dead were reported dead and 19 others resuced after a boat capsized in Ibru Jetty waterfront in Lagos state. About 22 passengers had reportedly boarded the boat from the Liverpool Jetty to the Ojo waterside, but midway into the journey, the boat had a head-on collision with another.