Road accident claims 3 lives in Lagos


A driver of a Mercedes Benz Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, with two occupants were burnt to death after ramming into a stationary truck late Sunday night in Lagos.

The incident was said to have happened at Mandilas Bus Stop, Iyana Isolo, off Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

An eyewitness, Mr. Abdulfatai Wasiu, attributed the fatalities to over speeding on the part of the driver before colliding with the truck.

A male adult inside the car was severely burnt and died due to the impact of the collision.

Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Authourity, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, confirmed the incident.

“Upon arrival at the scene at 11:38pm, an accident involving a Mercedes Benz SUV with an unknown registration number and a truck conveying a 40 feet container was encountered.

“Preliminary investigation carried out upon arrival at the scene revealed that the SUV collided into the truck due to over speeding.

“The impact of this collision resulted in a fire outbreak from the car engine,” Oke-Osanyitolu narrated

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