Tanker Crushes Hawker To Death In Lagos

Tanker Crushes Hawker To Death In Lagos

There was commotion today in the Berger area of Lagos after a moving tanker crushed a hawker to death on the Otedola bridge.

Naija News learnt that the diesel-laden tanker with number plate GME 483XD also rammed into three moving vehicles during the tragic accident.

Confirming the accident in a statement made available to newsmen, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the accident happened after the tanker suffered a mechanical fault while in motion.

The identity of the victim, a female hawker, is yet to be confirmed as of reporting time.

On arrival at the incident scene, it was discovered that a Tanker fully laden with Deisel[60,000 litres] was found to have crushed a female pedestrian (Hawker) on Otedola Bridge inward Berger.

“Further Investigation conducted by the LRT revealed that the articulated truck with registration number GME 483XD suffered a mechanical fault (brake failure) and rammed into other ongoing vehicles (Suzuki with registration number EPE_302HR and a Toyota Camry reg number MUS242HM, Avalolon AYE 453SF) damaging the three vehicles in the process.

“The LRT, Alongside NPF, LASAMBUS, FRSC, LASTMA officials, and RRS, are currently on the ground to salvage the situation,” the statement reads.

The LASEMA boss added that the operation was still ongoing at the scene of the accident.

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