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15 killed in Lagos multiple accidents



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It was a black Thursday in Lagos as no fewer than 15 people perished in an early morning in two multiple accidents at Kara Bridge along Lagos-Ibadan expressway and Fagba Ojurin Ifako Ijaye, Abattoir, in Lagos.

In the multiple accidents involving several vehicles, no fewer than five bodies were recovered at the scene while some later died in the hospital. 19 persons sustained various degrees of injuries consisting of 11 adult male and eight female.
As a result, there was huge gridlock that stretched over several kilometres along the expressway.
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu said the Agency received distress call through the emergency toll free number about 7am requesting assistance from the Federal Road Safety Corps.
Although the cause of the accident was not immediately ascertained, the General Manager disclosed that 15 vehicles consisting of seven trucks, one pick-up, three cars and four buses were involved.
The identified vehicles include Man Diesel with registration number JJJ 342XD (Lagos), three DAF trucks with one unknown registration, APP 769XR (Lagos), GGE 818XC ( Lagos), two Sino Trucks with registration numbers KRD 122 XC (Lagos), KRD 123 XC (Lagos), Mack
Truck with registration number BDG 561 XG (Lagos).
Others include Nissan Cabster with registration XS 216KSF (Lagos), two Honda Accord with registration numbers MUS 411DG (Lagos), APP 303DV (Lagos), Lexus Jeep with registration number FKJ 475BR (Lagos), Volkswagen Danfo with registration number  KTU 594XM (Lagos), Ford Bus with registration number KTU 340XU (Lagos), Mazda Bus with registration number AKD 520XW (Lagos) and Nissan Bus with registration number BDG 27AA (Lagos).
Similarly, there was also another accident around Fagba Ojurin Ifako Ijaye, Abbatour, killing about four persons.
According to according to Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), it was discovered that the accident occurred when a truck with registration No: MYM 63 XA was making a U-TURN on the railway track leading to a collision with an oncoming train.
Four male adults who were said to be hanging on the moving train fell off and died on the spot while others sustained injuries.

Gridlock following multiple accident in Lagos

It was gathered that those injured were attended to by the Lagos State Ambulance Service while the deceased were taken to the mortuary.
The Commissioner of Special Duties Mr. Oluseye Oladejo who visited the scene of the incident, assisted at supervising Emergency Responders on ground which included the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Ambulance Service, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Lagos Neighbourhood and Safety Corps, Rapid Response Squad, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigerian Police Force.
However, the General Manager LASEMA said that proper investigation would be conducted on the incidents, advising motorists to adhere to road safety rules and cautioned those in the habit of hanging on moving train/vehicles to desist from such act to avoid recurrence of such unfortunate incidents.

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