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Loaded Tanker Crushes 2 To Death In Lagos

Michael Chukwuebuka, Reporting 

TWO persons were reportedly crushed to death on Tuesday 31st, in an accident involving four tricycles and a fully loaded tanker around synagogue, towards Ikotun area, Lagos State.

According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, a driver and a passenger of one of the tricycles died on the spot, while four other passengers sustained injuries.

Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq confirmed the incident in a statement:

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“A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container truck had a brake failure and crushed the tricycles by a valley around synagogue when going towards Ikotun. 

“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station. 

“Other emergency responders, including the Nigerian Police men from Ikotun Police Station, were at the scene of the accident.

“The General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good conditions before embarking on any journey,” the statement reads.

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