Two dead, two missing as boat capsizes in Lagos
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
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Two persons have been confirmed dead while two other persons are missing after a 14-passenger boat capsized in Lagos on Friday.

It was reported that the boat which left Ebute-Ero for Ikorodu around 8pm, upturned shortly after it took off, throwing all passengers into the water.

Sources said 10 of the passengers were rescued from the water hours after while the captain and another passenger were yet to be found.

However, the Director-General (DG) Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident to newsmen said search and rescue operations were ongoing.

The DG said the night boat ride was in violation of restrictions on nocturnal water travels in the state.

According to him, the rescue of those found was done under challenging nightfall conditions.

“We have rescued 10 persons alive and recovered two bodies.

“Two others including the captain are still missing,” he added.


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