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One missing, three rescued as canoe capsizes in Lagos

One person got missing while three others were rescued after a canoe conveying four passengers capsized around the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos State on Tuesday.

It was gathered that the victims, who were on an expedition, were heading for Ikorodu when the tragedy occurred.

The canoe was said to have capsized due to water turbulence.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said a search a rescue operation was still on to locate the missing person.

He said, “Information gathered was that four adult males on an expedition inside a local boat which capsized around 4.30pm due to water turbulence.

“Through the quick collaborative effort of responders in the area, three persons were rescued alive, while one person is still missing.

“The rescued victims were provided with medical care and released. A search and rescue operation is still ongoing.”

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