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Two Individuals Submerged into Lagos Lagoon in Third Mainland Bridge Accident

Two Individuals Submerged into Lagos Lagoon in Third Mainland Bridge Accident
Two Individuals Submerged into Lagos Lagoon in Third Mainland Bridge Accident

In a tragic turn of events, two individuals are reported to have submerged into the Lagos lagoon following an accident involving a commercial vehicle on the Third Mainland Bridge.

The incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Wednesday when the vehicle’s brake failed, leading to the devastating crash.

Emergency management officials have swiftly initiated search and rescue operations, with marine police taking the lead in scouring the waters for the missing individuals.

Meanwhile, passengers who survived the ordeal have been rushed to General Hospital, Lagos Island, for medical attention.

Speaking to journalists, Olatunde Akinsanya, the Director of Operations at the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), provided details of the incident. He explained that the accident involved an LT commercial bus carrying 22 passengers, which lost control due to brake failure and collided with the bridge barrier. As a result, two adults were ejected into the lagoon.

Efforts are underway to recover the wreckage and locate the missing individuals, with collaboration between LASEMA, marine police, NEMA, and other agencies involved in the rescue operation.

The crash occurred on a significant day, as Muslims across the country are celebrating Eid-El-Fitr, with many taking advantage of the work-free day for travel.

The scene of the accident was crowded with concerned citizens and emergency responders offering assistance to the victims.

It’s worth noting that the Third Mainland Bridge was recently reopened by the Federal Government on April 4th after undergoing extensive repairs over a period of five months.

Despite efforts to ensure safety, this unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by commuters on this vital transportation artery.


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