3rd Mainland Bridge accidens claims five lives
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEPA, Michael Akindele, confirmed this in a statement he made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos.
He said the accident involved a LAGBUS luxury bus, a Hilux truck belonging to a local vigilance group and a Rover jeep.
“Five persons comprising: three female adults and two children died in the accident.
“Their bodies had been had been deposited at the Lagos Mainland Hospital mortuary by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).
“Five others who sustained injuries had been transported by LASAMBUS to another general hospital’s trauma centre.
“Security and others agencies on ground to ensure free flow of traffic after the accident included : LASTMA, FRSC, Nigerian Police and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS),” he said
The LASEMA General Manager added that relevant government agencies would conduct proper investigation into the causes of the accident.
He advised motorists to reduce their speed and adhere to all traffic rules and regulation to avoid a recurrence.