Nosa Okunbor, the Public Affairs Officer for Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed a recent accident that claimed 6 lives and left one injured adult male survivor in Lagos.
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According to Nosa Okunbor, the tragic accident involving a commercial vehicle and one of Dangote’s truck transporting cement along the popular Lekki-Epe expressway in Lagos.
He claimed that the Dangote truck reportedly fell on the fully-loaded taxi conveying a total of 7 people, 6 of whom died from the accident while one adult male survived with injuries. Nosa however, credited the swiftness of LASEMA officers who crossed over at night to rescue the only survivor of the accident as he was initially trapped under the heavy truck.
In the official press report of this accident, Nosa said;
“on getting to the scene of the incident, a Dangote cement silo truck with unknown registration was discovered to have fallen on a fully-loaded commercial taxi OPEL car, with registration number SMK-312ES.
“At the time of reporting, a total of seven people were trapped in the car, while six of them, unfortunately, had lost their lives.”
“with the aid of LASEMA heavy-duty equipment, the emergency responders were able to extricate a male adult victim (Lekan) alive and handed him over to LASAMBUS crew on ground.”
Following this incident, the DG of LASEMA later issued a bit of general advice to the public to obey the government-imposed lockdown during this Coronavirus outbreak in order to avoid more accidents.
Many people are still debating if the Lagos government’s ban on a commercial motorcycle actually reduced road accidents or not. See this video below from Pulse Tv that discusses this issue;
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But for now, STAY HOME and STAY SAFE.