Two persons were killed and five others injured in an accident that occurred on Wednesday on the Eko Bridge inward the Alaka area of Lagos State.
This was made known in a statement signed by the Director, of Public Affairs and Enlightenment, Adebayo Taofiq, which was shared on Lagos State Traffic Management Authority’s Twitter handle on Wednesday.
“Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) with other emergency responders today carried out an emergency operation at the scene of a fatal accident on Eko bridge inward Alaka area of Lagos.
“LASTMA Akinde Olusola ‘Zebra’ (Zone 3 Iponri) who led the rescue team confirmed that the accident recorded 2 deaths (male and female) with 5 seriously injured. Lastma Olusola
confirmed further that the fatal accident involved 6 private vehicles including a fully loaded ‘MAC’ truck with registration no (T-1501 LA).
“According to preliminary investigation, the loaded ‘MAC’ truck while on top speed collided with 5 other private vehicles including a commercial mini bus (Korope) as a result of brake failure.
“He disclosed further that those 5 rescued accident victims and 2 dead bodies (male & female) were immediately taken to nearby General Hospital with an ambulance belonging to Lasema Response Unit (LRU),” the statement read.