The Area Manager,
National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Lagos, Engr. Sarat Braimah,
has expressed her sympathy to the family of the deceased involved in boat mishap, yesterday in Lagos.
Her expression of sympathy and sincere concern for the deceased in the unfortunate incident formed part of the condolence message made available to our Correspondent in Lagos.
The message reads :
“A seventeen (17) passenger boat named “TEMI 3 Global” which departed CMS Ferry Terminal at 1635hrs in route Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on 27th September, 2021 was involved in an accident.
“Fifteen minutes into the journey near Adekunle Waterfront, the boat hit an underwater obstacle, which broke the hull of the boat, resulting in a sudden capsize of the boat.
‘ There was immediate mobilisation to the scene of the incident by NIWA 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 on the way to the hospital.
“We sincerely condole with the family of the deceased and pray for the soul of the dead to rest in perfect peace.”