3 Burnt to Death as Car Rams into Container-Laden Truck in Lagos

3 Burnt to Death as Car Rams into Container-Laden Truck in Lagos

  • Three people were burnt to death after a car rammed into a 40ft container-laden truck in the Iyana-Isolo area of Lagos state
  • It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred after the collision at about 11 pm on Sunday night, May 26
  • The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the three adult males were burnt beyond recognition

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Iyana-Isolo, Lagos state - Tragedy struck in the Iyana-Isolo area of Lagos state on Sunday night, May 26 as three people were burnt to death.

The tragic incident occurred when a vehicle collided with a truck at about 11 pm.

Three die as car rams into truck in Lagos
Benz's car that was reportedly speeding rammed into the 40ft container-laden truck. Photo credit: @followlasema
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The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said a Benz car that was reportedly speeding rammed into a 40ft container-laden truck, The Punch reports.

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Oke-Osanyintolu said a preliminary investigation by the LASEMA team revealed this in a statement on Monday, May 27.

He said the collision resulted in a fire which led to three male victims of the accident burnt beyond recognition.

“The impact of the collision resulted in a fire outbreak with passengers trapped inside the Benz car. Further enquiry revealed the truck driver fled the scene immediately after the incident occurred. Unfortunately, three adult males were burnt beyond recognition.”

The LASEMA boss further stated that emergency responders were able to dampen the fire and evacuate the vehicles off the road to avoid a secondary disaster.

Legit.ng recalls that a five-year-old girl, simply identified as Bosede, was crushed to death along the Iganmu-Apapa Expressway in Lagos state. A truck driver crushed the girl to death while crossing the highway with her mother on Saturday, May 11

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that five persons were confirmed dead in the explosions that happened on East-West road in Rivers state on Friday, April 26.

It was gathered that over 100 vehicles that were held up in traffic on the ever-busy road were burnt to ashes in the tragic incident.

An eyewitness said some people inside their vehicles who tried to escape were trapped in the fire and burnt to death.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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