Valentine Tragedy: 15 Teenagers Die In Badagry Boat Mishap

Reports say 15 students from various secondary schools within and around Badagry axis of Lagos State, who went to the beach in continuation of their Valentine Day cruise on Wednesday, 15 February, 2017, perished when the boat ferrying them across to the famous Point Of No Return historic slave site capsized leaving just one survivor.

According to an eye witness account, the boat mishap occurred at exactly 4:15pm when the sea wave grew higher as a result of the windy evening which made it almost impossible for the very few fishermen available to rescue the victims.

It was gathered that two siblings whose parents reside in the Mowo area of Badagry are victims. They are SS1 and SS2 students of the same school.

It is yet to be confirmed how many boys and girls were involved in the mishap but, parents, teachers and contracted rescue team of local fishermen and divers are said to have stormed the beach on Thursday morning.


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