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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lagos boat Mishap, 5 people missing, 3 dead

A fishing boat passes the Super Shuttle Ferry 7 which capsized in strong winds and huge waves unleashed by Typhoon Kalmaegi, locally named Luis, in Manila Bay September 15, 2014. All 15 crew of the ferry were rescued. A strong typhoon slammed into the rice-producing Philippine northern region on Sunday, cutting power and communications lines and forcing people to flee to higher ground, national disaster agency officials said. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT MARITIME) - RTR468WW

Three persons have been confirmed dead after a boat carrying 20 passengers capsized at Liverpool, Coconut under Bridge in Lagos State.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), who confirmed the incident told NAN that the mishap occurred on Wednesday at 8:20p.m.

Tiamiyu said that rescue team were still searching for five other missing passengers.

He said: ”12 of the passengers were rescued alive by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) officials and local divers.

”Two males and one female were confirmed dead, while search and rescue operations have been put on hold till the following day for the remaining five missing people.

”The three bodies have been bagged, and the men were handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) to be deposited at the morgue.

”The woman victim, identified as Alhaja, was handed over to her family after proper documentation by the Marine Police Officers,” Tiamiyu added

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