Pregnant Woman Dies, 16 Missing As Boat Capsizes In Ikorodu

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A pregnant woman has lost her life, while 16 others are unaccounted for after a boat carrying 20 persons from Badore, Epe, to Egbin, in Ijede, Ikorodu, capsized on Saturday night.

Three other passengers were reportedly rescued from the boat.

According to Ikorodu Ambassadors, a pro-Ikorodu group of youth for social change, the accident occurred minutes after the boat took off at about 10.00pm on June 29.

The group added that the rescue team are still searching for the missing passengers as at the time of filing this report.

It was gathered that none of the passengers wore a life jacket.

It was learnt that the boat operator was returning from where he had gone to repair the equipment when he decided to carry the passengers, who were also going to Ijede.

The operator is said to be among the missing occupants of the boat.

See pictures of the incident below:

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