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Lagos accident claims two lives , others injured

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A tragic incident on Sunday evening ,claimed lives of two persons , leaving others injured in multiple accidents in Lagos.

The accidents, witnesses said, occurred on Sunday evening at Al-Moruf Bus Stop in Iyana-Ipaja along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway .

A truck laden with beer bottles was gathered to have collided with a bus full of worshippers of a Pentecostal church before tumbling on a car.

Most of the bottles were said to have fallen off the truck, shattering on the road and spilling the drinks.

Witnesses related that those who died included a man and a baby.

Pictures and videos of the accident shared on social media showed passengers trapped underneath vehicles as most of the injured were seen being rescued from the vehicles by other commuters.

Blood could be seen gushing from various parts of their bodies of some injured victim, and were moving off the accident scene.

When contacted,the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said two male adults died.

According to LASEMA’s Director General, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu: “Upon arrival of the agency’s officials at the incident scene, a multiple vehicular accident involving three cars and a truck conveying alcoholic drinks was discovered. The truck had fallen on its side spilling its contents (crates of beer).

“The agency’s heavy equipment has been activated for the recovery operation.

“Two adult males unfortunately lost their lives in the accident. Their remains were recovered from the wreckage and handed over to authorities for transport to the mortuary.

“The other affected vehicles have been recovered from the carriage way to a lay-by with the use of light tow truck in order to ease traffic pressure.

“Operation is ongoing as the responders are awaiting the agency’s heavy duty equipment and officials of LAWMA to clear the waste off the road.”

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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