Thirteen persons have been rescued while two others are still missing after a boat mishap on Tuesday, August 13.
Naija News understands that the incident occurred at the Irewe axis in Ojo, Lagos state, around 6:30 pm after a collision between two speedboats that left three dead on the spot.
One of the speedboats was coming from the Jetty axis with 10 passengers on board while the other was on board eight passengers from the Irewe community.
While confirming the report, a statement by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said search and rescue operations were still ongoing, while those rescued were receiving medical attention.
“Information was gathered from the Chairman, Ojo Local Council Development Area, the Baale, Jagun of Ijanikin and Mr Nurudeen Oyefolu (an official of the local council living at Irewe) that the boat accident was caused by overspeeding and recklessness on the part of the operators
“The Director General of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said further investigations will be thoroughly carried out by stakeholders, adding that those found wanting will be sanctioned.”