Two dead, many injured in Lagos road accidents

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No fewer than two persons have died in multiple road accidents that occurred late on Saturday in Lagos State .

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency announced this on Sunday morning .

It said in a cross over operation while responding to a distress call on a road crash at Okokomaiko inward Iyana Isashi LASEMA rescued a critically injured driver and several passengers at Oke Afa , inward Ejigbo.

“That timely intervention at Oke Afa saved the lives of the trapped and seriously injured driver identified as Olasupo Adedeji resident of 1 , Asenuga Street, Ile Iwe bus stop, Ikotun and those of his passengers as well.

“The quick rescue operation was conducted when LRT discovered that driver of a mini -bus had rammed his commercial vehicle into a parked trailer on top speed which left him trapped , with many passengers injured ,” LASEMA ’s spokesperson , Nosa Okunbor , said in the statement .

Okunbor also said two persons were injured in another accident at Okokomaiko , inward Iyana Isashi before midnight of Friday .

“All the injured passengers with varying degrees of injuries has since been treated , while the trapped driver after extrication , was administered First Aid treatment , and was quickly taken to the Trauma Centre for further medical attention by LRU Paramedics who were responders with the LRT at the Incident scene,” he added .

He explained that a driver and passenger died in an accident at Okoko inward Iyana Isashi along Badagry Expressway.

Okunbo said , “A trailer with registration number AAA 95 XX carrying several rolls of iron while on one way , broke down at the middle of the road making it difficult for other road users along the axis to move freely .

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“Another truck with registration number GDD 962 ZT carrying a 40 ft container loaded with RC orange drinks , while trying to maneuver its way , slept off, fell and landed on two different seven -passenger mini- buses with registration numbers SMK 343 YA and LSD 818 XX respectively , who are also trying to maneuver their ways .

“ Some passengers on the mini- busses were rescued alive with several degrees of injuries and were taken to the nearest hospital .

“Unfortunately , a driver and one passenger in the min – bus with registration number SMK 343 YA were trapped in the bus .

“Remains of the victims were bagged and handed over to Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit Officials.”

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