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Two persons killed, others injured in multiple accidents in Lagos

Two persons have been killed and others injured in multiple accidents in Lagos. The accidents, witnesses said, occurred at Al-Moruf Bus Stop in Iyana-Ipaja along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway Sunday evening.

According to multiple accounts, a truck laden with beer bottles collided with a bus full of worshippers of a Pentecostal church before tumbling on a car.

Most of the bottles were said to have fallen off the truck, shattering on the road and spilling the drinks.

Eyewitness say, those who died included a man and a baby. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said two male adults died.

LASEMA’s Director General, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said: “Upon arrival of the agency’s officials at the incident scene, a multiple vehicular accident involving three cars and a truck conveying alcoholic drinks was discovered. The truck had fallen on its side spilling its contents (crates of beer).

“The agency’s heavy equipment has been activated for the recovery operation.

“Two adult males unfortunately lost their lives in the accident. Their remains were recovered from the wreckage and handed over to authorities for transport to the mortuary.

“The other affected vehicles have been recovered from the carriage way to a lay-by with the use of light tow truck in order to ease traffic pressure.

“Operation is ongoing as the responders are awaiting the agency’s heavy duty equipment and officials of LAWMA to clear the waste off the road.”

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