The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Monday was able to rescue sixteen people out of the seventeen passengers that were aboard a boat; “TEMI 3 Global” which capsized in Lagos.
According to a statement released by the Lagos Area Manager of NIWA, Engineer Sarat Braimah, the ill-fated boat; “TEMI 3 Global” had departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 4.35pm enroute Ikorodu Ferry when the accident occured.
“Fifteen minutes into the journey near Adekunle Waterfront, the boat hit an underwater obstacle which broke the hull of the boat and this resulted to the capsize of the boat.
“There were immediate mobilization to the site of incident by National Inland Waterways Authority Search and Rescue Team, LASWA, Marine Police, Fishermen and other boat operators leading to the rescue of sixteen (16) persons alive while one person died while on the way to the hospital” the statement read
Subsequently, NIWA has condoled with the family of the deceased and prayed for the soul of the dead to rest in perfect peace.