Two yet to be identified women have been confirmed dead when four vehicles involving two trucks, a tanker, and a commercial bus collided in the Anthony area of Lagos State yesterday, Tuesday.
Other Four victims who were rescued from the scene of the accident sustained varying degrees of injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment by emergency responders.
Confirming the development, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said the accident was caused by reckless driving, adding that out of the six victims rescued, two women died.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said, “The agency received distress calls about the incident and upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that it was four-vehicle that was involved in the accident.
“The vehicles comprised two tipper trucks, one with number plate AKM-741ZT; and another with unknown number plate, a loaded tanker with unknown number plate and a commercial bus with an unknown number plate.
He said The collision, which was a result of reckless driving, left occupants of the bus trapped within.
He said With the use of the agency’s light rescue equipment, six people were rescued from the bus. Adding that were found to have sustained varying degrees of injuries and, unfortunately, two adult females lost their lives at the scene of the incident.
“Agency responders, the LRU ambulance, LASAMBUS, Nigeria Police, Lagos Fire Service, and LRU fire Unit were joint responders at the scene of the incident.
However, “The operation is ongoing, more updates will be communicated.” He added.