No fewer than seventeen passengers have been rescued alive by first responders, including officers of the Lagos State Waterways Authority LASWA, when their boat, named Fazma Logistics, capsized near Third Mainland Bridge, headlinenews.news reports.
This was disclosed in a statement released via LASWA’s Twitter handle on Monday, February 20, 2023.
According to the agency, the boat’s driver is being interrogated while an investigation is ongoing.
The statement read, “ 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 the 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.”