TOYOTA HIACE PLUNGES INTO LAGOS RIVER, 3 FEARED DEAD

0
580

Tragedy occurred in the early hours of yesterday when a Toyota Hiace bus, which belongs to Ikoyi Golf Club, plunged into Majidun River, along Mile 12- Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

It was learnt that the three occupants of the vehicle were yet to be recovered at press time.

According to a senior officer of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, who confirmed the report and craved anonymity, the accident happened at about 6 a.m., which made immediate rescue operation impossible.

An eyewitness account said the vehicle was on high speed before the fatal plunge into the river, as the driver was apparently oblivious of the dangerous bend around the area, coupled with the road expansion project along the axis.

The bus, with Lagos registration number KSF 918 AU, was recovered around 10.05 a.m. by a combined team of LASTMA officials and local divers.

A similar accident happened on the road early this year, when a bus plunged into a river but the lone occupant escaped death.

Sign up for our daily newsletter

Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day. Stay informed with the Orijo Reporter's leading coverage of Nigerian and world news.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here