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Father, mother, son missing as boats collide

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Dolapo Badmos

The police in Lagos State on Thursday declared missing a father, mother and son after two boats collided in the Badagry area of the state.

A statement by the state command Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the actual number of passengers aboard the ill-fated boats had yet to be ascertained.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the PPRO said the accident happened around 8.30pm on the Badagry waterways, adding that some local divers were helping out with the rescue operation.

She said, “At about 8.30pm on December 7, a canoe loaded with passengers took off from Pathfinder Jetty in Badagry Marina, heading for Gberefu Beach. It collided with another boat coming from the Iyafin area in Badagry.

“The two boats capsized, but the two operators were rescued. However, some of the passengers have yet to be recovered.

“Effort is ongoing with local divers to recover the passengers.

“While the case is under investigation, three persons suspected to be father, mother and son are suspected to be among the missing passengers.”

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