Two Die, Four Rescued In Lagos Tanker Accident

A fatal accident involving a tanker and four tricycles aka Keke claimed the lives of two persons on Tuesday at the Ikotun area of Lagos State.

Information gathered that the accident occurred around 12:30 pm on Tuesday.

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority rescued four victims inside the tricycles while a tricycle driver and one passenger died instantly.

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The four rescued accident victims were two pregnant women and two children, according to a statement by LASTMA Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq.

LASTMA personnel immediately handed over those rescued victims to policemen from Ikotun Police Station who took them to General Hospital for treatment.


The statement added, “A 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.

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

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“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.”

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