No fewer than 15 may have drowned following a boat capsize in Festac, Lagos.
The incident was said to have occurred at a river at fourth avenue, opposite 41 road junction at about 11:10pm.
Confirming the report, spokesman, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye said they were told that the boat had over 15 passengers in it,
“We received a distressed alert around 11:10. Navy Special Boat Service (SBS), National Inland Water Ways, Marine Police, LASEMA, POLICE Disaster Unit, Navy Air Wing and NEMA have been mobilized to search.
“We are moving to the location now and I do not have further details,” he said.
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