LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Seventeen persons were rescued on Monday after a commercial passenger ferry named Fazma logistics capsized near Third Mainland Bridge.
According to a press release shared on LASWA’s official Twitter handle, officers of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) alongside first responders rescued the 17 passengers onboard alive.
The statement reads: “17 Rescued Alive as Passengers Boat Capsize Near Third Mainland Bridge
“At about 7 am on Monday 20th of February 2023, a commercial passenger ferry named Fazma logistics, loaded with 17 passengers, left Ikorodu ferry terminal at exactly 6:45 am en route Ebute Ero but unfortunately capsized around Third mainland bridge close to Bariga ferry terminal.
“All the passengers were rescued alive by first responders including officers of the Lagos State Waterways Authority LASWA.
“Boat recovery operations commenced immediately while the boat captain is been interrogated and investigation is on going.