A boating disaster in Lagos, the commercial center of Nigeria, has resulted in the deaths of fifteen people and the disappearance of a sixteenth. The terrible accident took place in the evening of Friday, July 8th, when the passenger ship sank after becoming stuck in the tide and sinking.
According to statements made by Ibrahim Farinloye of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who spoke with AFP, “there were 16 passengers on board at the time of the disaster.” He stated that on Saturday, four dead were discovered, and on Sunday, the rescue crew collected a total of eleven more bodies. As of Sunday afternoon, searchers had not found the sixteenth passenger, despite their best efforts.
The vessel “violated the norms of late journeys by taking sail at 7.45 p.m.,” as stated by Sarat Braimah, regional director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA). It was reported that the tide was what caused the boat to drift and capsize, and that the passengers were not wearing life jackets at the time. Lagos, It was built on land that used to be a lagoon and is now in the Atlantic Ocean.
On the waterways of Nigeria, particularly during the monsoon season, it is not uncommon for boats, which are frequently overcrowded and poorly maintained, to be involved in accidents. In Ikorodu, which is outside of Lagos, a boat capsized on Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of two individuals and the rescue of fifteen others. The catastrophe took place on Friday evening, two days after another boating disaster in this city of more than 20 million people claimed the lives of two people.
According to a report published by the United Nations Environment Programme, the government of Nigeria has declared that it will take steps to protect the natural resources of the country and to ensure that the natural resources of the country are protected from the effects of climate change. This announcement was made in response to a recommendation made by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).