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LASTMA rescues victims in Lagos road accident


Some passengers have been rescued by the operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) after a container-laden truck rammed into their commercial bus with number plate FKJ 366 XT in the outer Marina area of the state.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, noting that the accident occurred as a result of over-speeding which led to a brake failure.

He noted that the victims sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident.

“Immediately the accident happened, our personnel who were along the axis quickly moved to the scene to rescue the occupants of the trapped commercial bus (“driver and passengers) with the support of sympathetic road users.”

He also confirmed that policemen from the Lion Building led by the Divisional Crime Officer, provided security backup while the rescue operations lasted.

He said that Ashafa Moyosore, Zebra 1, Olowu, who led the rescue operations rescued all the passengers including the driver, and were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

“The General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned the motoring public particularly commercial bus drivers to exercise caution, restraint, and adhere to the speed limit while driving on Lagos road, especially at this period of ember months,” he added.



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