Shocking! One Dead, 19 Rescued As Boat Capsizes In Lagos

The joint effort of Marine Police of the Lagos State Police Command and Rapid Response Squad this morning, led to the rescue of 19 passengers from a capsized boat under the Third Mainland Bridge.

The Boat, which was conveying 21 passengers, capsized at about 10:00 a.m but thanks to an eyewitness who alerted the OC Marine Police that immediately deployed 7 boats to the scene.

RRS Helicopters got the coordinates and mobilized to the scene, leading to the quick rescue of 19 passengers and recovery of the corpse of a woman passenger whose husband, fortunately, was rescued in the incident.

Meanwhile, Police have arrested the conductor of the capsized boat after its driver abandoned the passengers and ran away from the scene of the incident.

The rescued passengers along with the conductor of the capsized boat have been taken to the Marine Police Office in Keffi, Obalende, Lagos.

The capsized boat has equally been recovered and taken to Marine Police yard while corpse of the dead passenger has been deposited in the Mortuary.

The Lagos State Commissioner of pnoolice, Imohimi Edgal, has warned commercial boat operators in the state not to overload their boats to avoid mishaps and to always ensure they provide life jacket for their passengers.

 

Source – LIB

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  1. Ibeh Ifunanya Cynthia

    Quiz no 118
    This is bad

  2. what a disaster… (62)

  3. Na waoooo it is well
    overloading is not the best for the safety of the people involve,lets take caution because prevention is better than cure
    Quiz no.34

  4. This is really tragic, thank God for those still rescued…

  5. This is bad the boat driver is wicked and should not go unpunished
    Quiz number :1

  6. God pls continue to protect us
    quiz no 22

  7. Hmmm I am actually impressed and both surprised to find out That Nigeria has a rescue team.
    Quiz number:021

  8. Okonkwo chukwu nonso

    It is sad new to learn that people die in a capsize boat after government have warn people to alway wear safejacket in travel in boat reg no, 2016054090 quiz no , 98

  9. Is there a safe place on earth? oh No! when you travel by air, air crash, by land accident then by water boat capsizing…. God help us
    Quiz no; 098

  10. This is unfair the driver should b punished for his heartless behaviour
    but thank God some lives were saved
    34

  11. That driver is wicked and should not go unpunished
    quiz number 1

  12. Nkemjika ogonna marycynthia

    If government provide the rules that will guide his people, make them stuck on it,has it been that is a security that look after this cases, this can’t happen.
    Quiz no: 60

  13. God what a world many lives are been wasted Quiz No 072

  14. obido chiamaka Genevieve

    Dis not nice at all
    Quiz 18

  15. God have mercy. thank God for the rescued and rip to the dead

  16. Nigerian police are not useful, instead of saving the lives of d people which s their job, then decided to arrest d conductor, this s sad for them
    Quiz Num 19

  17. Nwoye Chisom precious , Quiz no 37, Red no is 2016054074

    This is bad

  18. thank God for the police who attended to the emergency with apt urgency
    quiz. 69

  19. nawa..ooo thank God they were saved by Nigerian police
    quiz..70

  20. thanks to God …..the driver ought to be punished severely
    quiz…71

  21. enujekwute paschal nnaemeka

    Very bad(108)

  22. Ezenwajiugo somto Prosper

    Nothing is ever pure in Nigeria(105)

  23. otukpaspencer Joseph

    R.I.P to thedead one(107)

  24. Amene Chidera Doris

    May his soul rest in peace.And I pray for fast recovery for the injured ones.
    Amene Chidera Doris
    Quiz number 77

  25. Obi chikaodili Augustina

    I pray for divine healing on all those injured ones…God should save is all.
    Obi chikaodili Augustina
    Quiz number 79

  26. Amene Chidera Doris

    May the soul of the dead one rest in Gods bossom.And I pray for divine healing to the injured.
    Amene Chidera Doris
    Quiz number 77

  27. Arinze obiageli .p.

    Quiz no:29
    Na wa o. Everyday tragedy. Thank God that many were rescued.

  28. The driver should be punished for leaving the passengers

  29. Thank God for the quick response from the rescue team…

    Quiz no:16

  30. That is really bad news…Rip to the person quiz number 30

  31. unbelievable. this is serious. quiz no. 126

  32. Ataka Fortunatus Tobenna

    this is so sad.
    Quiz no 90

  33. thank God they were lastly saved
    quiz no:66

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