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How 10 Persons Died In Boat Mishap In Kirikiri



By Chuks Ekpeneru

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the death of ten persons and declared three others missing after a boat capsized in Lagos.

The accident which occurred around 5:45pm on Wednesday at Kirikiri, Apapa was traced to engine failure.

Sources said problem started when the engine developed fault shortly after the boat left Kirikiri jetty for Badagry.

The help of Marine Police operatives saved lives of five others in the boat which had 18 persons onboard.

 Police spokesman Bala Elkana, confirmed that 10 dead bodies were recovered and three still missing.

He said families of the deceased were still claiming their bodies, while search was on for the three missing persons.

“There were 18 people in the boat. It left Kirikiri for Badagry but developed fault with the engine.

“Five people were rescued alive by the Marine Police unit, 10 persons died and three are still missing,” Elkana said.

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