27 January 2013

Nigeria: Bus Plunges Into Lagos Lagoon

A Sienna bus with registration No. BB 974 EKY yesterday plunged into the Lagos lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The Lagos Island Unit Commander of the FRSC, Mr Saddiq Abdulrahman told NAN that the lone occupant of the vehicle survived with serious injuries.

He said that the incident occurred at about 10:30 am shortly after the environmental sanitation exercise at the Police Post on Km. 6 on the bridge.

Abdulrahman said a rescue team of the FRSC and the police got to the scene of the incident at about 11:45 am.

He said the driver of the vehicle, whom he identified as Mr Shola Oladimeji, was on high-speed when the accident occurred.

Abdulrahman said Oladimeji sustained serious injuries and had been taken to the Ikeja General Hospital by the FRSC and the police for medical attention.


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