Sunday, 18 November 2018

11 Die, 2 Missing As Boat Captizes In Ogun

No fewer than  11 persons  lost their lives  as a boat conveying 29 passengers  capsized on Tafa River, Maun 2 in Ipokia Local Government  Area of Ogun State.

Confirming the incident on Saturday, Ogun  State Police Public Relations Officer ,   Abimbola Oyeyemi,  said the boat was overloaded.

Oyeyemi  said “Yes, a boat  capsized. It was overloaded . The boat did not have headlamp  but, travelled at night . It hit  a pillar in the river. The passengers on board were coming from Badagry in Lagos to Ipokia. It was the last boat that  left  and all the 29 traders boarded the boat. 16 of the passengers were  rescued alive, 10 died on Thursday  and one  later  died on  Friday.

“They did not have life jackets. There were marines  at the site. Two  persons are  still missing but skipper has been   arrested.”

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