Lagos boat mishap: Police arrest crew members


Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, has disclosed that the crew members of the ill-fated SEALINK Boat that capsized on Tuesday at Oworonshoki end of Third Mainland Bridge area of the Lagos State have already been taken into police custody as the investigation is still ongoing.

According to the Nation,Emmanuel, who confirmed the mishap in a statement, said that 19 persons were rescued alive by the agency, while one of the passengers on board the boat was unfortunately lost.

The passenger boat identified as SEALINK was said to be travelling from Ikorodu to CMS when the incident occurred at about 9:30 am in Oworonshoki after hitting a submerged object.

While confirming the incident, Emmanuel said the 19 persons rescued have already been taken to Ebute Ero Jetty from where they were transferred to the hospital, while further investigations on the cause of the accident were still ongoing.

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