Scores missing as truck plunges into river in Lagos

Scores of persons have been declared missing after a truck conveying sand, fell off the Berger bridge into the Epe river in Lagos State on Friday night September 25.

In a statement released today September 25, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA said the number of persons in the truck was unknown and that efforts are being made to rescue who plunged into the river. The statement reads

”The Agency received information late last night of an accident involving a Volvo tipper that fell off the Berger bridge at Epe into the Epe river.

Upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that the six (6) Tyre Truck was loaded with Sand

And the number of people in the truck was unknown. Since the early hours of the morning, a combined team of Agency responders, Marine Rescue Unit, Nigeria Police and Local Divers have been carrying out Search and Rescue No deaths or casualties confirmed yet”

2 Confirmed Dead, Many Injured As Truck Rams Into Venue Of Wedding Ceremony

Tragedy struck at Umeh community, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, as a truck rammed into the venue of a traditional marriage ceremony, killing two persons and leaving several others with various degrees of injuries.

It was gathered that the truck was supplying blocks to a location in the community why the driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle and veered into one of the canopies where guests were already seated.

An eyewitness who craved anonymity said: “the ceremony was about to kick off when the incident occurred. The groom narrowly escaped death because someone standing close to him dragged him away from the oncoming vehicle.

“The incident caused pandemonium in the community because everyone was confused. The driver of the vehicle abandoned it and fled to an unknown destination.

“The victims were immediately rushed to the hospital and as we speak, two of them have been confirmed dead.

“One of the victims, a retired headmaster was rushed to one of the hospitals in Ughelli and was thereafter referred to another hospital in Benin where he died.

“As we speak, the other victims are still receiving treatment in the hospital.”

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