2 crushed to death by tanker in Lagos

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Lagos, Jan. 31, 2023 – Two persons were killed on Tuesday in an accident involving a tanker and four tricycles (Keke Marwa) at Ikotun area of Lagos State

The driver of one of the tricycle and a passenger died on the spot, while four other occupants were rescued alive by men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.

Adebayo Taofiq, the Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department in LASTMA, said those rescued were handed over to policemen from Ikotun Police Station who took them to general hospital.

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

“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station.

“Other emergency responders, including the Nigerian Police men from Ikotun Police Station, were at the scene of the accident.

“The General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good conditions before embarking on any journey,” the statement said. (GBN)

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