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24 passengers rescued as two boats collide, capsize in Lagos (Vanguard)

24 passengers rescued as two boats collide, capsize in Lagos (Vanguard)

At least 24 passengers were rescued on Friday evening when two boats collided and capsized in Ojo area of Lagos State. The accident which occurred at about 7:45pm close to the Ojo Terminal involved two open fiber boats. Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Damilola Emmanuel who confirmed the incident, said one of the boats was driving at full capacity with 22 passengers, while the other had just the boat captain and deckhand on board. He said immediately the incident occurred the patrol team at the Ojo Terminal was able to move swiftly to rescue the situation. “One boat was going from Liverpool to Ojo while the other was doing a return trip from same location. Read more

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