The National Inland Waterways Authority has confirmed one death while 16 passengers were rescued when an Ikorodu bound boat capsized shortly after it departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 4.35 p.m.
The NIWA, Lagos Area Manager, Mrs Sarat Braimah, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos on Monday.
Braimah said that the boat was involved in an accident 15 minutes after it left the CMS terminal.
“A 17 passenger boat named “TEMI 3 Global” which departed from CMS Ferry Terminal at 4:35p:m enroute Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on Sept. 27, was involved in an accident.
“Fifteen minutes into the journey near Adekunle Waterfront, the boat hit an underwater obstacle which broke the hull of the boat and this resulted to the capsize of the boat.
“There was immediate mobilisation to the site of the incident by National Inland Waterways Authority Search and Rescue Team, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
“Also the Marine Police, fishermen and other boat operators leading to the rescue of 16 persons alive while one person died while on the way to the hospital.