The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says that six people have died while an adult male has survived in an accident at Ikorodu area of the state.
The SUN reports that the accident which happened on 31st Minvolved a Dangote cement truck and a commercial vehicle along Lekki-Epe expressway.
According to LASEMA’s Public Affairs Officer, Nosa Okunbor, the Dangote Silo truck reportedly fell on a fully-loaded commercial vehicle conveying seven passengers, six of whom lost their lives.
He said a preliminary report on the accident which occurred before midnight after Epe long bridge, inwards Lekki-Epe Expressway, had it that “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.”
The updated report has it that “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 the ground.”
The update recorded that after recovery, aside from Mr Lekan who was rescued alive, all other victims of the accident were adult males.
“Also, a total of 6 other male adults were recovered dead from under the silo truck and were handed over to FRSC officials for onward transfer to the morgue.
“The truck was recovered off the road to a nearby layby.”
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