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18 PASSENGERS ESCAPE DEATH AS BOAT CAPSIZES AMID HEAVY RAINFALL IN LAGOS

Amid heavy rainfall with attendant flooding, passengers numbering 18, including children, on Friday narrowly escaped death when the boat they were traveling in capsized midway.

Report says the incident occurred at about 2pm when the boat en-route Badagry suddenly stopped midway five minutes after cruising out of Five Cowries Terminal, Ikoyi.

When contacted, Managing Director, Lagos State Water Authority, LASWA, Damilola Emmanuel, said all passengers were saved from drowning.

According to Emmanuel: “No cause for alarm. All passengers have been successfully rescued while the boat was moved to safer harbor till the heavy rain stopped and will be taken to dry dock for technical assessment.”

The heavy rainfall with thunderstorms affected the navigation of the boat due to high tidal waves.

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