5 die, 5 others injured in 3rd Mainland Bridge accident

Five persons were on Sunday reported dead in an accident which occurred on the 3rd Mainland Bridge inward Iyana-Oworoshoki by UNILAG waterfront.

Mr Michael Akindele, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEPA), confirmed this in a statement.

He said the accident involved a LAGBUS luxury bus, a Hilux truck belonging to a local vigilance group and a Rover jeep.

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

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

“Five others who sustained injuries had 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),” he said

The statement added that the LASEMA response unit had also recovered the affected vehicles from the scene of the accident.

The statement quoted the LASEMA General Manager as saying that the relevant government agencies would conduct proper investigation into the causes of the accident.

Akindele in the statement, however, advised motorists to reduce their speeding while driving.

It also advised them to always adhere to all traffic rules and regulation while driving to avoid a recurrence.

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