Tragedy struck in Lagos as six school children on their way to school were killed when a boat conveying them to school capsized.
According to reports from the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, the incident happened on Wednesday morning about 8:00 am when the children were being conveyed across Ojo to Irewe jetty to school.
NEMA South-West spokesperson, Ibrahim Farinloye said the incident was caused by a speed boat which ran across the boat conveying the children thereby losing control.
He said that eight of the children were rescued alive while bodies of the remaining six children were recovered Thursday morning.
It would be recalled that NEMA had issued strong warning two weeks ago against the ongoing turbulence on sea and the need for ferry/boat operators and other users to be very careful while carrying out their daily activities.

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