Again, Two Die As Petroleum Tanker Crushes Three Tricycles In Lagos
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Two occupants of a tricycle (Keke Napep) have died on Tuesday in Lagos when a fully loaded petroleum tanker rammed into three Tricycles in Ikotun area of Lagos.
In a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, four other occupants of the crushed tricycles have been rescued.
According to the LASTMA statement, “Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Tuesday rescued another four fatal accident victims inside mini commercial buses (tricycles) around Ikotun area of Lagos.
“The accident which occurred around 12:30 pm on Tuesday involved a fully loaded petroleum tanker (JJJ 125) and four mini commercial buses (tricycles) with registration nos (LSD 83 QM), (AKD 690 QK) & (AKL 87 QF)
“The driver of one of the mini commercial bus (tricycle) with one passenger died instantly.
“The four rescued accident victims includes two pregnant women and two children.
“The rescued victims were immediately handed over to Police men from Ikotun Police Station who took them to General Hospital for treatment.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded petroleum tanker (JJJ 125) had a brake failure and crushed three tricycles by a valley around synagogue when going towards Ikotun.
“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station
“Other emergency responders including the Nigerian Police men from Ikotun Police Station were at the scene of the accident.
“The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba however warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good conditions before embarking on any journey