The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, has disclosed that a boat enroute Ojo from Liverpool capsized a few minutes after take-off at about 8.20 pm on Wednesday.
According to him, LASEMA Response Unit officials who got to the scene of the incident almost immediately discovered that the boat carrying 20 passengers capsized between Liverpool and Coconut Under Bridge area.
The officials of the Lagos State Waterways Authority, (LASWA) rescued twelve of the passengers alive with the assistance of local divers.
Three of the passengers on board comprising two males, one female were confirmed dead while search and rescue operations have been put on hold till this morning for the remaining five missing persons.
The three dead bodies have however been bagged and handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) while the woman identified as Alhaja was handed over to her family after proper documentation from the Marine Police Officers