Agence France-PresseApril 3, 2014 14:40
A pregnant bride-to-be and her fiance were killed, along with another expectant mother, a small girl and four men, when a passenger boat sank in Lagos, Nigeria's emergency services said Thursday.
The boat capsized after hitting a rock Wednesday evening, Ibrahim Farinloye of the National Emergency Management Agency told AFP.
"Eight people lost their lives while we were able to rescue 12 others," he said.
One of the two pregnant women who died was due to get married in 10 days' time. Her fiance also lost his life, said Farinloye.