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Two dead as trailer collides with commuter bus in Iyana-Ipaja


At least two people have been confirmed dead after a trailer fully loaded with beverages collided with a commuter bus Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos on Sunday.

Reports revealed that a number of persons were left injured during the accident which occurred at Al-Moruf Bus Stop, Iyana-Ipaja, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Confirming the report, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said two male adults lost their lives in the multiple vehicle accident.

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LASEMA’s Director General, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said: “Upon arrival of the agency’s officials at the incident scene, a multiple vehicular accident involving three cars and a truck conveying alcoholic drinks was discovered. The truck had fallen on its side spilling its contents (crates of beer).

“The agency’s heavy equipment has been activated for the recovery operation.

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“Two adult males, unfortunately, lost their lives in the accident. Their remains were recovered from the wreckage and handed over to authorities for transport to the mortuary.

“The other affected vehicles have been recovered from the carriageway to a lay-by with the use of light tow truck in order to ease traffic pressure.

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“Operation is ongoing as the responders are awaiting the agency’s heavy-duty equipment and officials of LAWMA to clear the waste off the road.”