One Dead After Truck Plunges Into Canal In Lagos


An articulated truck laden with 40ft container has fallen into canal at Toll gate inward Ajegunle in Lagos state.

NewsBeatng learnt that one person died at the spot and the driver sustained serious injuries.

Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement issued on Sunday, said “On arrival at the incident scene, an articulated truck laden with 40ft container was involved in an accident.

” Investigation conducted revealed the immediate cause of the accident was due to mechanical fault that led to brake failure.

” The articulated truck subsequently plunged into the canal while the driver, who sustained some injuries as alleged by bystanders has been taken to unknown hospital.

” The Nigeria Police official (Sango Ota and Alagbado division) further confirmed a bystander(adult male), lost his life before the truck veered off the road and plunged into the canal”.


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