Driver, passenger killed as truck rams into tricycles in Lagos
Barely 48 hours after a truck accident killed nine people in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State, another truck accident, involving a truck and four tricycles in the Ikotun area of the state, has claimed two lives.
This came as another 20-foot container-laden truck, in a lone accident, fell at Odo Iya Alaro, between Ojota New Garage and the Maryland area of the state.
In another development, fear gripped residents of Ore, in Ondo State, yesterday, as a kerosene-laden tanker exploded on the Ore-Benin expressway, in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
Meanwhile, no fewer than 42 passengers, in a commuter bus, narrowly escaped death, yesterday, in Onitsha, Anambra State, when a tipper rammed into their vehicle.
The accident at the Ikotun area of Lagos State, which occurred at about 12.30pm, yesterday, involved a fully loaded container truck with registration number JJJ 125 and four tricycles with registration numbers, LSD 83 QM, AKD 690 QK, NEK 657 YU and AKL 87 QF.
It was learned that the accident happened when the loaded container, had a brake failure and was rammed into three tricycles by a valley around Synagogue Church, heading towards Ikotun.
The driver of one of the tricycles with one passenger died instantly.
While four other victims, including a pregnant woman and two children, were rescued by personnel of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA.
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