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Friday, 3 October 2014

Two die , 14 rescued in Lagos boat mishap

Two persons including a man identified as Mr Idowu Lawal and a female identified as Fatima have been confirmed dead while 14 others were rescued after a boat capsized in the Igando area of Lagos state around 8pm on Wednesday October 1st.
According to Vanguard, the boat took off from Akesan and was heading to Imoshe in Ogun state, when it capsized almost immediately. Witnesses said the boat couldn't withstand the tides of the river. 
 
Unfortunately none of passengers wore a life jacket. After the boat capsized, some passengers who could swim swam to the shore of the river while local fishermen present at the time of the incident were able to rescue some others. Unfortunately two people were unable to survive it.
 
The boat operators didn't tell the police about the unfortunate incident as no report was made to the Igando police station. A police source said even the families of those who died in the mishap had not come to them to lay any complaint.
Omolara, a relative of Mr Idowu Lawal whose body is still missing, said her brother was on his way home to attend to his expectant wife who called him to tell her she was about to give birth
"Lawal was a mechanic. He had three children. His pregnant wife called him on the phone to rush home that she was in labour. I believe he decided to take this route so as to get home early. Ordinarily, he had a phobia for river. The challenge we are confronted with is how to get his recovered bodies. I cannot find the person that called me on phone. He has absconded with the body out of fear of being arrested by the Police.” she said
The other deceased, Fatima is said to be a petty trader who had gone to buy jewelries which she intended to sell before Salah celebration tomorrow.

45 comments:

Helena said...

May their soul rest in perfect peace

Peter Dada said...

May dia souls r.i.p

#Pesty

aliyu boniface said...

Tragic....aliyuboniface@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

So sad.may the soul of the dead rest in perfect peace



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Mz Ella said...

RIP

micheal kobi said...

No life jackek,nawaoooo tank God fishermen were around....

Anonymous said...

Ehya pele
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joy jin nwasoka said...

May God have mercy.

joy jin nwasoka said...

May God have mercy.

Anonymous said...

Not again,...ember month...deenop@yahoo.com

D ROCK said...

capsized in the Igando area of Lagos state around 8pm on Wednesday October 1st.
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helle russel said...

Hmmmn!how can an ordinary boat be heading to ogun state from igando. linda abeg get the fact right.

chommy gold said...

May d soul of d deceased RIP

Subomi said...

There has been an awful lot of boat mishap lately. RIP to the dead

Anonymous said...

Two die ke, what happened to the last letter 'd' thk God for those rescued,rip to the departed #may.viola@yahoo.com

tina said...

This tin is gettin 2 much in lagos now boat capsizing. Thank God for d ones dat r rescued n for d ones dat r dead RIP.
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ella john said...

Ist October seems to be a bad day to many People.rip to the dead.
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sexy mama said...

if u are a married woman and bored like me based in lag
lets be frnd guys get away u perverts.7F5226C3

Anonymous said...

Eyyaaaah

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OSINANL said...

SO SAD...
RIP TO THE DEAD

Funso Samuel said...

So sad.May the souls of those died rest in peace

Uche Emma said...

Too many boat mishap this days

mercidion08032441581 said...

may their souls RIP!!!

Nike Oyekanmi said...

may God give the loved ones strength to bear the loss

Victoria George said...

so sad! R.I.P to the deceased.

hilary obiorah said...

may they rest in peace and I pray the Lagos state government does something ASAP to curb all these boat mishaps.

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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May their souls R.I.P.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

RIP FOR D DEAD

Theophilus Momoh said...

May their souls RIP

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olubukola luro said...

Ehyaaa may dia soul rest in perfect peace

jerry said...

Nawa o.

tina said...

So sad RIP. tina.agori@yahoo.com

Shina Shine said...

What's a tragedy
Bad event
Sad story

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Anonymous said...

Na wa o.. RIP!!!

Anonymous said...

TRAGEDY ... DATS SAD NEWS.
MAY THERE SOUL REST IN PEACE.
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FROM NWA NKWERRE

Anonymous said...

May there soul rest in peace

Precious Pearl said...

May there soul rest in peace

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faith anah said...

God ave mercy

Anonymous said...

So pathetic, such is life may their souls rest in peace.

Gracee Love said...

May their souls rest in peace amen

Anonymous said...

THIS IS QUITE PATHETIC. MAY THEIR SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE

Anonymous said...

May their soul rest in perfect peace Amen

TUFINE said...

tank GOD for my lyf o, may thier soul rest in peace

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