December 3, 2020
  • December 3, 2020
Lagos accident

Two women killed, 4 injured in Lagos tanker accident

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An accident that involved a fuel truck, two tipper trucks, and a commercial bus killed two women and left four others injured at the Anthony area of Lagos on Tuesday

According to a report by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), four victims were rescued from the scene of the accident with varying degrees of injuries and were taken to the hospital for medical attention.

The chief executive of the emergency agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said the accident was caused by reckless driving, adding that out of the six victims rescued, two women died.
“The agency received distress calls about the incident and upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a four-vehicle accident had occurred.

“The vehicles comprised two tipper trucks, one with number plate AKM-741ZT; and another with unknown number plate, a loaded tanker with unknown number plate and a commercial bus with unknown number plate.

“The resultant collision, which was a result of reckless driving, left occupants of the bus trapped within.

“With the use of the agency’s light rescue equipment, six people were extricated from the bus. They were found to have sustained varying degrees of injuries and, unfortunately, two adult females lost their lives at the scene of incident.

“Agency responders, the LRU ambulance, LASAMBUS, Nigeria Police, Lagos Fire Service and LRU fire Unit were joint responders at the scene of incident.

“The operation is ongoing, more updates will be communicated.”

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