Posted on June 7, 2021

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Saturday, cleared the two articulated trucks, one LT bus and a car from the scene of multiple accidents at Oba Ogunji Road, Pen Cinema, Agege.

Speaking on the accident, the Director-General of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, stated that in response to a distress call, the officials of the Agency arrived at the accident scene at 0300hrs to discover that an LT bus ran into a 40 feet container truck, resulting in multiple accidents that involved two 40ft container trucks, one saloon car and an LT bus. 

He stated that information revealed an injured person had been taken to a hospital before the arrival of the Agency responders, but the only casualty found at the scene was handed over to the State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “An adult male, driver of one of the container trucks, had been rescued and taken to an unknown hospital by bystanders prior to the arrival of the first responders. However, the responders met one adult-male fatality who is yet to be identified. His remains have, however, been handed over to the officials of SEHMU”. 

“All the affected vehicles have been recovered, towed off and handed over to Police Officers from Agege Police Station after the operations by the LASEMA Response Team (LRT) was concluded”, he added.

In a related development, Dr. Oke-Osanyintolu also revealed that LASEMA, on Saturday, also recovered a burnt saloon car at Falomo, Ikoyi, which was causing obstruction along the axis.

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