One missing, several injured after boat explodes in Lagos

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 17th, 2014

The search is still on for Emmanuel Onu, one of the passengers who was involved in a boat mishap on Friday in Lagos.

Other passengers, who were involved in the accident, were rescued and are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos.

“The boat belonging 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, said.

“Sunday Ezugha, a relative 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; a report indicated that he was rescued and taken to hospital but his whereabouts is not known till now”, Farinloye added.

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