5 die in accident on 3rd Mainland Bridge

Scene of an accident on 3rd Mainland Bridge

Five persons were on Sunday reported dead in an accident which occurred on the 3rd Mainland Bridge inward Iyana-Oworoshoki by UNILAG waterfront.

General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Michael Akindele, confirmed this in a statement he made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

He said the accident involved a LAGBUS luxury bus, a Hilux truck belonging to a local vigilance group and a Rover jeep.

“Five persons comprising: three female adults and two children died in the accident.

“Their bodies had been had been deposited at the Lagos Mainland Hospital mortuary by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

“Five others who sustained injuries had been transported by LASAMBUS to another general hospital’s trauma centre.

“Security and others agencies on ground to ensure free flow of traffic after the accident included LASTMA, FRSC, Nigerian Police and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS),” he said

The statement added that the LASEMA response unit had also recovered the affected vehicles from the scene of the accident.

It quoted Mr. Akindele as saying that the relevant government agencies would conduct proper investigation into the causes of the accident.

Akindele in the statement, however, advised motorists to reduce their speeding while driving.

He also advised them to always adhere to all traffic rules and regulation while driving to avoid a recurrence.