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Five Dead, Several Injured as trucks, bus collide in Lagos



No fewer than five persons were reported dead and others were said to have sustained serious injuries in a collision between two trucks and a commercial bus along Ikorodu road, Lagos State.

According to report, the accident occurred around the Independent tunnel in the Maryland axis of the state, and officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) officials have removed the affected vehicles and bodies from the scene.

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The accident was said to have occurred at about 11:30 pm on Thursday when one of the trucks veered off its lane, crossed to the other lane, colliding with the commercial bus and the other truck conveying granite.

According to eyewitnesses, it was gathered that the casualties seriously affected passengers in the commercial bus that was hit by the truck.

Officials of LASEMA were said to have reported at the scene immediately to evacuate the affected people from the unfortunate incident and handed them over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

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