Two dead as tanker collides with truck and commercial bus in Lagos (photos)

Two women have died after they were involving in an accident where two trucks, a tanker, and a commercial bus collided at Anthony area of Lagos State, on Tuesday, September 2.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who spoke to reporters at the scene, revealed the accident was caused by reckless driving.

In his words;

“The agency received distress calls about the incident and upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a four-vehicle accident had occurred.
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.

The resultant collision, which was a result of reckless driving, left occupants of the bus trapped within
With the use of the agency’s light rescue equipment, six people were extricated from the bus. They 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. The operation is ongoing, more updates will be communicated.”