A 3-year-old girl and five others has died in Lagos road accidents.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has said that six people lost their lives in two separate road accidents that occurred at Maryland and Ikotun-Egbe on Sunday, August 15.
The agency said a 3-year-old girl, two adult female and a driver were killed in an accident involving a commercial bus and a truck, adding that three others sustained various degrees of injuries.
LASEMA in its situation report said, “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 top speed at the wee hours of today, Sunday, 15th August, 2021.
“Unfortunately four passengers (two adult female, the driver and a three year old baby girl) in the bus lost their lives to the incident while three adult female 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 trauma centre with the Ambulance
“The other casualties were moved to the hospital while the accidented 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.”
The agency said two other persons died in another road accident which occurred at Egbe, Ikotun inward Synagogue Church of all Nations on Sunday afternoon.
“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 the fully loaded Daf truck had a break failure and rammned 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.”