Indications emerged last night that about 10 persons were confirmed dead and four others missing after a commercial boat with 19 persons on board capsized in Apapa Local Government axis of Lagos State. The tragic incident occurred on Wednesday but was made known through Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) in a statement yesterday. Although, the exact cause of the accident couldn’t be ascertained, a survivor stated that the boat captain got distracted while trying to collect fares from a passenger, adding that that action led to its capsizing after hitting the tidal waves.
The tragic incident occurred at a time the state government was encouraging commuters to embrace water transportation as alternative to road, especially during the closure of the Third Maindland Bridge. Saturday Telegraph gathered that the tragic incident, which occured on Wednesday around 6pm had since thrown residents of the community into a mourning mood.