Easter tragedy: Seven killed, 19 injured in Lagos accidents

Easter tragedy: Seven killed, 19 injured in Lagos accidents

As the Easter celebration rounded up yesterday Monday, April 17 so many casualties were recorded.
In Lagos, no fewer than seven people lost their lives on Monday in two separate accidents in the Gbagada and Surulere areas of the state.

It was reported that while two passengers died and 14 sustained varying degree of injuries in the Gbagada crash, five died and five others were injured in the Surulere incident.

Our correspondents gathered that the Gbagada accident happened after a commercial bus had a head-on collision with a cab at about 3pm.

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency were said to have rescued the 14 survivors and rushed them to the Gbagada General Hospital, Gbagada, and the Trauma Centre, Ikeja.

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The General Manager of LASEMA, Mr. Adeshina Tiamiyu, who confirmed the tragedy, noted that the deceased were taken to the Lagos Mainland Hospital mortuary.

He said, “We received a distress call about the accident at about 3pm. It happened around Gbagada bus stop, inward Anthony.

“Preliminary investigation conducted at the scene revealed that a Volkswagon bus had a head-on collision with a Mazda taxi.

“Fourteen persons were rescued by emergency responders and taken to the Gbagada General Hospital and the Trauma Centre, as they sustained varying degree of injuries.

“Two lives were lost and their remains were moved by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit to the Lagos Mainland Hospital mortuary. The damaged vehicles were recovered with the help of our towing truck for free flow of traffic in the area.”

In the Surulere incident, which occurred around 6pm around the Funsho Williams Avenue, five passengers lost their lives after a commercial bus burst into flames. Continue Reading from Punchng

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