Boat with 28 passengers capsize in Ikorodu, 8 dead

A ferry carrying 28 people last night around 8.30 capsized in a Lagoon in Majidun area of Ikorodu in Lagos, leaving 8 people dead, 12 rescued and 6 yet to be accounted for. Most of the occupants of the boat were working class people who were heading back home after the close of work.

The ferryboat which belong to Bell Marine Company began its journey from Ebute-Ero under the Eko Bridge around 6pm and headed for Ikorodu when it hit a rock and capsized.

Ibrahim Farinloye, Spokeperson for National Emergency Management Authority, Southwest Zone, confirmed the incident and said that NEMA officials and Naval Officers as well as local divers are patrolling the Lagoon to find the remaining six unaccounted occupants.

This incident is happening just two weeks after a boat capsized in Festac Town Lagos were 13 people reportedly died.

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