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ACCIDENT: RESCUERS SEARCH FOR MISSING PASSENGERS IN LAGOS LAGOON……..

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ACCIDENT: RESCUERS SEARCH FOR MISSING PASSENGERS IN LAGOS LAGOON……..

Rescuers are combing the Lagos lagoon for two passengers believed to have fallen inside from the Third Mainland Bridge after the bus they were traveling in had an accident this morning.

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) rescued 18 seriously injured passengers at the accident scene at the Adekunle inward Adeniji Adele on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA Mr. Adebayo Taofiq said that the passengers were rescued by Lastma officials from Zone (1) Lagos Island.

He said that a twenty-seat fully loaded LT Commercial Bus with registration number FKJ 872 YA, while on a high speed lost control as a result of a brake failure and was about to fall inside the lagoon before it was stopped by the railing of the Third Mainland Bridge.

While the truck driver ran away after the accident, Policemen from Adeniji Adele Police Station provided security backup during the rescue of the passengers by Lastma officials.

The rescue team immediately evacuated the LT Commercial bus off the road for an unhindered free vehicular movement inward the Adeniji Adele area of Lagos Island.

Meanwhile, the Marine rescue team was already inside the lagoon on a search and rescue mission to see if any of those passengers fell inside the lagoon.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, and other emergency stakeholders on the ground at the accident scene.

The General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki however warned the motoring public to stop overspeeding and ensure their vehicles are properly checked including the braking system before embarking on any journey within or outside the State.

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