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Two kill, four rescue in Lagos accidents involving petrol tanker, ‘keke’

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A fatal accident involving a fully loaded petrol tanker and four tricycles aka Keke claimed the lives of two persons on Tuesday in the Ikotun area of Lagos State, while multiple accidents involving waste disposal truck and other private vehicles occurred in the state.

“There is an accident of a loaded Tanker with a break failure at Oju odo inward Ikotun which rammed into pedestrians coming from Ikotun intersection.

“Causalities has been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment while effort is on for evacuation. Our Officers are firmly on ground doing the needful,” the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LSTMA) wrote on its Twitter handle.

Petrol tanker involved in the accident
Petrol tanker involved in the accident

The agency also reported another “Multiple accidents involving a @lawma_gov Compactor, and three vehicles descending the High Bridge inw (inward) Total.

“Rescue and recovery efforts are ongoing, safety measures being put in place.”

A Punch report, however, said that LASTMA operatives rescued four victims inside the tricycles while a tricycle driver and one passenger died instantly at the scene of the Ikotun accident.

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The report claimed that the four rescued accident victims were two pregnant women and two children, according to a statement by LASTMA Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq.

LASTMA personnel immediately handed over those rescued victims to policemen from Ikotun Police Station who took them to General Hospital for treatment.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) had a brake failure and crushed three tricycles by a valley around synagogue when going towards Ikotun.

“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station.

“Other emergency responders including the Nigerian Policemen from Ikotun Police Station were at the scene of the accident.

“The General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good condition before embarking on any journey,” LASTMA stated.

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