Thursday, 7 July 2016

LASEMA address the accident involving a container, commercial bus & bikes at Alakija bus stop


The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has released a report on the accident that occurred involving a 40FT container and a commercial mini bus at Alakija bus stop inward Lagos-Badagry Expressway, yesterday morning.

According to LASEMA, their officials received a distress call on Wednesday the 6th of July, 2016 regarding an accident at Alakija Bus Stop at about 8.00 a.m. 
Investigation conducted by the agency's emergency response team at the scene of the incident revealed that a 40ft container with reg number KRD 526 XP lost its brake an ran into a commercial mini bus with reg number EPE 972 XH, thereafter fell on okada riders at the bus stop.

In conjunction with the Lagos state fire service, the Nigeria police force, Lastma officials ,FRSC LASAMBUS and officials of CCEC Construction Company, a recovery operation was done. The commercial mini van and seven commercial motorcycles (Okada) were badly damaged as a result of the accident. Five persons were involved in the accident comprising 3 dead (all male, adult) while 2 persons sustained severe injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.The PHCN in Alakija was alerted to switch off the power supply in order to prevent any form of electrocution as it also damaged some PHCN poles. Police are now conducting further investigation into the incedent.

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