Tanker Accident Claims Two Lives, Four Rescued by LASTMA At Ikotun


The General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr Bolaji Oreagba, has said that the authority rescued another four fatal accident victims, two died in a tanker accident in ikotun.

Oreagba made the disclosure in a statement through the
Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department LASTMA, Mr Adebayo Taofiq in Lagos on Tuesday.

He said that they rescued the four victims inside mini commercial buses (tricycles) around Ikotun area of Lagos.

“The accident which occurred around 12:30 pm today involved a fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) and 4 mini commercial buses (tricycles) with registration nos (LSD 83 QM), (AKD 690 QK) & (AKL 87 QF).

“The driver of one of the mini commercial bus (tricycle) with one passenger died instantly.

“Those four rescued accident victims by LASTMA personnel were two pregnant women and two children.

“LASTMA personnel immediately handed over those rescued victims to Police men from Ikotun Police Station who took them to General Hospital for treatment,” Oreagba said.

He said that the preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) had a brake failure and crushed three tricycles by a valley around synagogue when going towards Ikotun.

Oreagba said that the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station.

He said other emergency responders including the Nigerian Police men from Ikotun Police Station were at the scene of the accident.

The General Manager of LASTMA however warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks were properly checked and in good conditions before embarking on any journey.

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