No fewer than 10 persons have been killed in a boat accident that took place on Friday in Lagos.
The accident occurred barely two days after 10 passengers escaped death when their boat developed problems and capsized.
The Friday accident happened when the boat capsized around Kirikiri in Apapa area. Apapa is home to Nigeria’s major seaports and is close to many island fun sports and communities.
Confirming the incident, Lagos Police spokesperson Bala Elkana said 10 dead bodies were recovered and three are 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.
Just months ago, a boat en-route Ikorodu jetty terminal from Ebute–Ero (Lagos Island) via Lagos Lagoon capsized killing 6 people.
There have been an increase in water transportation recently following the partial closure of the third mainland bridge in the state.