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Boat capsizes under 3rd Mainland Bridge, Lagos, 19 Rescued, Woman Dies (Photos)

Marine Police of the Lagos Police Command in a joint effort with Rapid Response Squad today rescued 19 passengers of a capsized boat under the Third Mainland Bridge. The Boat, which was conveying 21 passengers capsized at about 10:00 on Tuesday morning.

An eyewitness called the OC Marine Police who immediately deployed 7 boats to the scene.

RRS helicopters got the coordinates and mobilized to the scene, leading to quick rescue of passengers and recovery of the corpse of a woman whose husband fortunately was rescued in the incident.

Meanwhile, Police have arrested the boat conductor after its driver abandoned the passengers and ran away from the scene of the incident.

The rescued passengers along with the conductor of the capsized boat have been taken to the Marine Police Office in Keffi, Obalende, Lagos.




The capsized boat has equally been recovered and taken to Marine Police yard while corpse of the dead passenger have been deposited in Mortuary. RIP to the dead!