1 Die, 15 Injured In Ondo Boat Mishap

1 Die, 15 Injured In Ondo Boat Mishap
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At least one person lost his life over the weekend while 15 others sustained serious injury in a boat mishap in Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State.
A reliable source informed Africa Today News, New York that the boat was headed to Igbokoda market from Awoye when the unfortunate incident happened.
It was gathered that the engine of the boat failed suddenly while in the middle of the river and the wave of the sea eventually took off the boat.
According to other eye witness sources said that all efforts made by fishermen and others working at the river to save the situation proved abortive.

The state Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Hameed Bodunrin confirmed the incident.

He, therefore, warned members of the public, especially those living in the riverine part of the state to be careful while traveling on the river this season.
He attributed the mishap to high speed and overloading and thereby warned that the NSCDC will not tolerate overloading on any boat henceforth.

 

AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK

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