One missing after Lagos boat explosion


One of the passengers who was involved in a boat explosion on Friday in Lagos is yet to be found two days later, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

Emmanuel Onu was involved in the accident which injured several passengers who were immediately rescued and taken to different hospitals in Lagos island.

“The boat which was said to belong to Aquitien Oil and Gas, took off from V-Craft Jetty, Lekki Phase One, and while trying to refill gasoline at Capital Oil Jetty at Victoria Island, the engine exploded,” Ibrahim Farinloye, Spokesperson, South-West, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

“A relative, Sunday Ezugha, of one of the missing passengers Emmanuel Onu called and narrated that the owner of the boat Aquitien Oil and Gas could not be reached since the incident occurred.

“Emmanuel Onu has not been found as a report indicated that he was rescued and taken to hospital but his whereabouts is not known till now,” Mr. Farinloye added.

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