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Tragedy: Vehicle Somersaults Into Lagos River

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The General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu has confirmed an accident where a vehicle with registration number KSF 918 AU somersaulted into the Majidun River, along Mile 12-Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

An eyewitness who gave his name as Solomon said, “The accident happened in the morning when I was driving out; it was like the driver lost control or something. He didn’t slow down before approaching the bridge. The next thing we saw was the vehicle somersaulted and plunged into the river.”

Dr Oke-Osanyintolu after expert investigations reported that, “A Hilux van owned by Ikoyi Golf club, plunged into Majidun river in Ikorodu at about 5:30am this morning, upon notification of the incident, stakeholders moved to the scene and rescue operation commenced.

“The vehicle has been recovered, however, bodies of the four occupants are yet to be recovered.”

Similarly, the Spokesman of National Emergency Agency (NEMA), south-west, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the tragedy and said the agency has already mobilised its officials to the scene for rescue operations.

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