5 dead, 5 injured in multiple crash on 3rd Mainland bridge

A multiple auto-crash on the Third Mainland bridge has left five people dead.

A statement from Lagos State government agency responsible for emergencies stated that “an accident occured today around 6.10 p.m. on the third Mainland bridge, inward Iyana Oworo by UNILAG Water-front.

“It involved three vehicles – a LAGBUS, Hilux truck belonging to a local vigilante group and a Rover SUV.

“Five persons were confirmed dead, three female adult and two children – one female, one male.

“Five persons were also injured and were taken by LASAMBUS to the Truma Centre. Agencies on ground include LASTMA,  FRSC, Nigerian Police, RRS.

“The LASEMA Response Unit recovered the accidented vehicles, while the dead bodies had been taken by SEHMU to Mainland Hospital Mortuary.”

LASEMA General Manager Mr Michael Akindele, said proper investigation would be carried out on the cause of the accident by relevant government agencies.