5 adults, baby die in Lagos auto crash

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Story from Kenneth AFOR, Lagos

Not more than six persons including a three-year-old baby died in two separate road accidents on Sunday at Maryland and Ikotun-Egbe in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) disclosed this in its situation report.

According to the agency, a 3-year-old girl, two adult females and a driver were killed in the accident involving a commercial bus and a truck, adding that three others sustained various degrees of injuries.

“Consequent upon the arrival of the Cobra Squad at Onipanu to Obanikoro, inward Maryland, it was discovered that a commercial bus ran into a truck from behind while on high speed at the wee hours of Sunday, 15 August 2021.

“Unfortunately four passengers (two adult females, the driver and a three-year-old baby girl) in the bus lost their lives to the incident while three adult females sustained injuries and were administered pre-medical treatment by the Agency’s Paramedics and LASAMBUS Officials.

“The Agency’s Response team alongside LASAMBUS, Nigeria Police and SEHMU were responders at the incident scene. The trapped driver was extricated with the light rescue equipment and bagged. All the four mortalities were thereafter handed over to SEHMU for onward transit to the morgue while one of the injured casualties was moved to the trauma centre with the Ambulance.

“The other casualties were moved to the hospital while the accident commercial bus was recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s light tow truck and the truck was towed with the LASTMA tow truck and handed over to Police Officers from Pedro Division,” LASEMA said.

Also, two other persons died at Egbe, Ikotun inward Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday afternoon in another accident.

“In an afternoon operation, the Dolphin Squad at Igando was activated to recover the carcasses. The team alongside the Police Force, Ikotun Division evacuated the Daf Truck with registration number XA 203 GRM, an unidentified blue Lexus car and a TVS Motor Bike which left two occupants of the Lexus car dead,” the agency said.

“Information gathered from Police Officers, Ikotun division revealed that the fully loaded Daf truck had a brake failure and rammed into the Lexus car and Motor Bike.

“The Agency’s light tow truck evacuated the bike and Lexus car while the Agency’s Super-Metro evacuated the truck and handed over to the Police Officers from Ikotun Division to avert a secondary incident and also to ease traffic gridlock along the axis.”

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