Two Die, 15 Rescued in Ikoyi-Lekki Link Bridge Boat Mishap

February 22, 2024
Ikoyi-Lekki Link Bridge Boat Mishap

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Two persons have been confirmed dead in a boat accident that occurred on Wednesday night at the Ikoyi-Lekki Link bridge in Lagos.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), which confirmed the incident, stated that 15 persons were rescued in the mishap.

The agency stated that the boat, which was conveying 17 passengers, was heading to the Ikorodu area of the metropolis from its take-off point, Sandfil, when it capsized at the Powerline area of the popular bridge.

It said the body of a female passenger, who drowned, was recovered, while the corpse of the male passenger was yet to be found.

LASEMA stated that it deployed its personnel to the scene of the incident immediately after it received a distress call.

It said investigation from the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) revealed that the driver of the boat rammed into a high-tension pole flooded by water.

The organisation disclosed that the recovered corpse of the adult female passenger was bagged by the Shark team and handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU), for onward transfer to the morgue.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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