A boat mishap has claimed one life while 15 others narrowly escaped loss of life in the Ilaje Native Government Plot of Ondo Negate on Sunday.
The Public Family Officer of Ondo Negate Expose of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Olufemi Omole confirmed this in an announcement made accessible to newsmen in Akure, the inform capital.
In step with the commentary, the boat used to be on its system to Igbokoda Market from Awoye when the engine failed and the heavy wind on the ocean blew it astray.
Reacting to the incident, the Negate Commandant of the NSCDC, Hammed Abodunrin, said it would possibly perhaps perhaps per chance perhaps well additionally be pleased been evaded if the transporter did now not overload the boat and the passengers had placed on their life jackets.
The NSCDC boss thus warned that any boat transporter caught in the act of risking the lives of innocent residents by overspeeding and overloading would be arrested and prosecuted below the regulation.