Lagos boat accident: more bodies recovered, others still missing


The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) says 12 bodies have been recovered so far in the latest boat mishap on the Badore-Ijede sea route which occurred on June 29.
The General Manager of Lagos State Water Authority, LASWA, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, who confirmed the recovery, revealed that on Tuesday that five bodies were, however, yet to be recovered.
He said that the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the Lagos State Ambulance Services and the Nigeria Police Force have intensified efforts to recover the remaining bodies.
Emmanuel said that LASEMA had taken corpses of victims whose family members were not on ground to the mortuary, while those whose families were on ground had been claimed.
The boat mishap occurred mid-sea at 11.00 p.m. on June 29 on the Badore-Ijede sea route with only three survivors.