2 die as tanker crushes tricycles in Lagos
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2 die as tanker crushes tricycles in Lagos

Two persons died in an accident involving a tanker and four commercial tricycles (Keke Marwa), on Tuesday, in Ikotun, Lagos State.

The driver of one of the tricycles and a passenger died on the spot.

Four other occupants in the tricycles were rescued by men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

The NewsZenith reports that the tanker accident occurred barely 48 hours after a container-laden truck crushed nine persons to death at Ojuelegba Bus-Stop, on Sunday, in Lagos.

Adebayo Taofiq, the spokesperson for LASTMA, said that policemen from Ikotun Police Station took those rescued to the general hospital.

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“A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container truck had a brake failure and its driver lost control.

“In the process, the truck crushed the tricycles by a valley around synagogue when going towards Ikotun.

“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency immediately moved the tanker with the crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station,” Taofiq stated.

The authorities warned tanker owners and drivers to put their trucks are in good condition before embarking on any journey.




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