Two persons have been confirmed dead after a truck suffered a brake failure and rammed into four tricycles in the Ikotun area of the state on Monday, January 31.
The fully loaded truck with registration number JJJ 125 rammed into the four tricycles with registration numbers, LSD 83 QM, AKD 690 QK, NEK 657 YU and AKL 87 QF by a valley around Synagogue Church, heading towards Ikotun.
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The driver of one of the tricycles with one passenger died instantly while four other victims, including a pregnant woman and two children, were rescued by personnel of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA.
Confirming the incident, Adebayo Taofiq, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASEMA, said.
“Operatives of LASTMA, today rescued another four fatal accident victims inside mini commercial buses (tricycles) around Ikotun area of Lagos.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container truck had a brake failure and crushed three tricycles by a valley around synagogue when going towards Ikotun. LASEMA immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station,” he said
Meanwhile, the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, has warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good condition before embarking on any journey. Other emergency responders at the accident scene include the Nigerian Police officers from Ikotun Police Station.
The operatives immediately handed over the rescued victims to Policemen from Ikotun Police Station, who took them to a general hospital for treatment.