Four people have been confirmed dead and 13 others rescued alive after a commercial boat taking them to Lekki area of Lagos capsized in the Badore area of Lagos State.
It was learnt that the boat began its journey from Ijede in Ikorodu.
It is unclear how many passengers were aboard the boat when it capsized, however, rescue agencies are currently on the scene of the incident.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has confirmed the death of four passengers in another boat mishap in Lagos on Saturday morning.
According to NEMA, the accident occurred at Badore in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state at about 10.00 a.m.
The South-West spokesman for the agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, disclosed this on Saturday in a statement in Lagos.
He, however, said 13 passengers were rescued.
He said the boat with 17 passengers on board capsized at Badore.
“The incident occurred at about 10.00 this morning.
“The boat with 17 people on board which was coming from Ijede capsized at Badore.
“Four people died while 13 others were rescued”, he said.
The South-West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Bandele Onimode, also confirmed that 13 passengers were rescued with help from some agencies.
He specifically lauded the Lagos State Waterways Authority, National Inland Waterways Authority, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and Marine Police for the rescue efforts.
Mr. Onimole said the bodies had been taken to Ijede Hospital morgue. (NAN)