Lagos is in the news again for a deadly accident as a tanker crushed three tricycles on Tuesday.
The incident led to the death of two people, while four were rescued.
The fatal accident comes a few days after a container fell on a bus in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos, killing nine passengers.
Eko Hot Blog reports that a petrol-laden tanker, on Tuesday, rammed into three commercial tricycles in the Ikotun area of Lagos State.
The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, made the disclosure in a statement.
According to Taofiq, the accident killed a tricycle driver and one passenger.
However, LASTMA operatives reportedly rescued four victims.
The agency’s spokesperson disclosed that a preliminary investigation revealed that the truck had a brake failure, which led to the accident.
“The accident which occurred around 12:30 pm today involved a fully (P.MS) loaded container truck (JJJ 125) and 3 mini commercial buses (tricycles) with registration nos (LSD 83 QM), (AKD 690 QK) & (AKL 87 QF),” the statement reads.
“The driver of one of the mini commercial bus (tricycle) with one passenger died instantly.
“Those four (4) rescued accident victims by LASTMA personnel were 2 pregnant women and 2 children.
“LASTMA personnel immediately handed over those rescued victims to Police men from Ikotun Police Station who took them to General Hospital for treatment.
“A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) had a brake failure and crushed 3 tricycles by a valley around synagogue when going towards Ikotun.
“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station
“Other emergency responders including the Nigerian Police men from Ikotun Police Station were at the scene of the accident.”
The statement added that the LASTMA General Manager, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good conditions before embarking on any journey.
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