Cause of boat mishap still unknown – NIWA

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LAGOS –  The Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Lagos Area, on Wednesday said that had yet ascertain the cause of the Monday’s boat mishap in the state.

The Head of Marine of NIWA, Mrs Sarat Suleiman, made this known in an with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

According Suleiman, all the 10 passengers on board put on -saving jackets.

“All passengers wore saving jackets; no one could determine the cause of the incident.

“One of ten passengers on board died, and the body immediately recovered,’’ she said.

Suleiman said that the body of the deceased had been handed over the .

NAN reports the Coconut Island-bound passenger boat capsized at about 4p. m.  between Ojo and Tin Can Island in Apapa Local Government Area.

The mishap happened at Ibasa Operational Area of NIWA.

occurred barely a month after a passenger boat capsized at the Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos, during which a middle-aged woman lost her of the 10 passengers on board.

Suleiman urged ferry operators and commuters to ensure that all were put in place before any travel. (NAN)