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Nine injured in Lagos as truck crushes vehicles on Otedola Bridge 

NINE persons were injured in Lagos after a truck crushed five vehicles at the Otedola Bridge, outward Lagos on Thursday night.


Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Olusegun Ogungbemide, who confirmed the incident said the crash occurred at 10:40 pm on Thursday while the vehicles were trying to connect the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.


He said though no life was lost, the injured victims were immediately taken to Emergency Centre Ojota while others were taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja.


Ogungbemide noted that the cause of the crash was yet to be known as of the time of filing this report, adding that the driver of the tanker fled the scene before a team of emergency responders including the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos Fire Service, Lagos State Police Command commenced rescue operations.


Over the years, the Otedola Bridge is notorious for road crashes mostly involving fuel-laden tankers and trucks that often explode, resulting in the inferno, burnt vehicles, loss of lives and properties.

The Acting Corfinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye said the incident was well managed and normalcy had returned to the bridge.


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