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May Day Tragedy: Bus summersaults on Third Mainland Bridge, four dead, five injured

What can be regarded as May Day tragedy, occured on Sunday,  when four people were presumed dead while five others were injured when a commercial bus summersaulted on  the Third Mainland Bridge.

The accident occurred at about 5.50am at the Adekunle Inter-change end of the Bridge inward Iyana-Oworo.

Information gathered revealed that the incident occurred when a Toyota Hiace bus with number plate, FST 241 YC (Grey colour), which was journeying on top speed from Adekunle inter-change suffered tyre burst and capsized.

It was learnt that 20 occupants (Nine males and 11 females) were on board when the incident occurred.

Five of the occupants were sad to have sustained injuries while three female adults were confirmed dead on the spot.

The fourth casualty, a female died after being rescued to the hospital.

Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide said the crashed vehicle has been towed off the location.

According to him, men of FRSC, The Nigeria Police, Lagos State Transport Management Authority LASTMA and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, were the first responders at the scene who rescued the injured victims, and deposited the bodies at the General Hospital Marina.

“The additional female victim died at the Hospital when the FRSC team went for follow-up at General Hospital, Marina,”

He advised motorists to always be mindful of the status of their tyres and avoid excessive speed.

At press time, the crashed vehicle has been taken off the location.

The Sector Commander assured all motorists of adequate deployment of personnel and logistics for crash free Eid-El-Fitri celebration on Monday, 2nd May, 2022.

He admonished motorists to always adhere to speed limits for all categories of road at all times because “Speed Thrills but kills faster” .

 

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