LASEMA: 2 die, 6 injure in accident involving 4 vehicles
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has confirmed the death of two persons in an accident that occurred along Anthony-inward-Gbagada Tuesday night in Lagos.
Four other persons sustained serious injuries.
According to him, LASEMA received distress calls on the accident, around 10.30 p.m. on Tuesday.
He added that four vehicles were involved in the accident, comprising two tipper-lorries, one petroleum tanker and one commercial bus.
He attributed the cause of the accident to reckless driving that left occupants of the bus trapped.
“With the use of the LASEMA’s light rescue equipment, six people were rescued from the bus. They sustained varying degrees of injuries and unfortunately, two female passengers died on the spot,’’ the director-general said.
Oke-Osanyintolu added that agency responders including LASEMA Rescue Unit (LRU), the Lagos State Ambulance, the Nigeria Police and the Lagos Fire Service were promptly mobilised to the scene for the rescue operation.
He said that operation was still ongoing to recover all the vehicles out of the road.