5 die, 5 injured in Lagos 3rd bridge accident

1095 0
1095 0


One of the vehicles involved in the Third Mainland crash. LASEMA Photo
One of the vehicles involved in the Third Mainland crash. LASEMA Photo

(NAN) Five persons on Sunday died  in an accident which occurred on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

The accident occurred near the UNILAG waterfront, inward Iyana-Oworonshoki.


Mr Michael Akindele, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEPA), confirmed this in a statement he made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

He  said the accident involved a LAGBUS, a Hilux pick up belonging to a local vigilance group and a Rover jeep.

“Five persons comprising: three female adults and two children died in the accident.

The LAGBUS being towed away
The LAGBUS being towed away

“Their bodies have  been  deposited at the Lagos Mainland Hospital mortuary by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

“Five others who sustained injuries have 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)”, Akindele stated.

He  added that the LASEMA response unit has also recovered the affected vehicles from the scene of the accident.

The  LASEMA General Manager said that the relevant government agencies would conduct proper investigation into the cause of the accident.

Akindele advised motorists to reduce their speed while driving.

He also advised them to always adhere to all traffic rules and regulation while driving to avoid accidents.


Join the Conversation