Eid-el-Fitri Tragedy: 2 Missing as Bus Throws Passengers into Lagos Lagoon

Eid-el-Fitri Tragedy: 2 Missing as Bus Throws Passengers into Lagos Lagoon

  • A commercial bus flung passengers into Lagos lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge on Wednesday morning, April 10
  • It was gathered that two passengers had been declared missing while others sustained injuries from the accident
  • The NEMA territorial coordinator in the South West region, Ibrahim Farinloye, said rescuers were searching for the bodies of the missing passengers

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Lagos state - No fewer than two passengers have been declared missing after a commercial bus accident landed them in Lagos lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge.

The incident around around the Adeniji Adele end of the bridge on Wednesday morning, April 10.

Tragedy as commercial bus plunges into Lagos Lagoon
Rescuers are searching for missing passengers Photo credit: @abati1990
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As reported by Daily Trust, the victims were among passengers onboard an LT 18-seater bus with registration number FKJ 872 YA.

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It was gathered that other passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries in the Eid-el-fitri tragedy, The Nation reports.

The territorial coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the South West region, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident.

“The bus swerved uncontrollably, off the road and eventually hit the bridge rails and caused the two passengers to be flung off into the lagoon.”
“The victims, an adult male and female are being searched for by the Marine Police. The crash vehicle has been towed to Adeniji Adele police station.”

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The deceased led some youths of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Shogbami Parish, Gbagada, to Avista Beach on Saturday, February 17, to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Woman jumps into Lagos Lagoon, drowns

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a woman identified as Folashade Nimotalahi reportedly jumped into the river from a moving boat conveying passengers from the Igando area of Lagos to Ogun state.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson of Lagos police command, confirmed the sad incident on Sunday, March 10.

According to Hundeyin, the woman boarded the boat on Saturday night, March 9, from the Isuti jet terminal at Igando, going to Totowu in Ogun. Although the reason she did what she did remains unknown, Hundeyin noted that a man identified simply as Rasaq reported the case to the Igando police division on Sunday morning, March 10.

Source: Legit.ng

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