Multiple crashes kill two in Lagos


Two persons on Friday died after multiple crashes involving four vehicles in Lagos State.

The multiple crashes occurred at about 2:15 a.m on Friday morning at Odo lya Alaro.

Ibrahim Farinloye, the Zonal Coordinator, South-West, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the incident.

Farinloye said the crash involved an empty tanker with registration number FKJ-506XM, an articulated flatbed truck laden with metal coils, a grey coloured Toyota Camry with registration number ABC-261AJ (Abuja), a tipper with registration number T-12015LA laden with 30 tonnes of sharp sand and two commercial buses.

He said that the truck lost control while on speed and ran into the vehicles, thereby resulting in multiple accidents.

The victims who were confirmed dead at the scene are two adults (one female and one male).

“The male adult was handed over to the Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) at the scene, while the female was taken by her immediate family,” he said.

“Several persons were also injured and taken to nearby hospitals by the FRSC ambulance and the Lagos State. Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS).”

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