January 28, 2023

One person was killed on Thursday following an accident at the Oshodi Apapa expressway in Lagos state.

IsL source TheCable reports that the incident, which involved a truck and three other vehicles, also led to four persons sustaining injuries.

Giving details of the incident in a statement, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, permanent secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle.

“On arrival of the Agency’s LRT at the scene, it was discovered that a multiple accident involving a MACK truck with unknown registration number conveying twin 20ft containers, a Volkswagen bus with registration number AKD 489XZ, a Highlander SUV with registration number AGL 366FP and a Toyota RAV4 with registration number AAA 353FH was encountered at the above mentioned location,” the statement reads.

“Further information gathered at the scene revealed that the truck driver lost control due to mechanical fault (brake failure) while at top speed, before ramming into the vehicles ahead of it.

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“Unfortunately, an adult male (bus driver) lost his life to the incident, while the injured victims (4), four in number, (3) three males, (1) one female have been transported to hospital.

“The Agency’s LRT, FRSC, Agency’s paramedics and NPF are the responders present at the scene.

“Recovery operation pending as the atmosphere is charged with street urchins attacking people at the scene.
However, the remains of the deceased have been bagged and handed over to the relatives.

“The Agency has requested for police coverage to manage the safety of our first responders.”

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