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Car Plunges Into River In Ikorodu, Lagos


One person has died and another injured after a white Hyundai saloon car plunged into the Majidun River in Ikorodu area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Tuesday. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency in a statement on wednesday revealed the cause of the accident;

The Agency received a distress call regarding a lone accident along Majidun road inward Ikorodu at about 10.53pm on August 16th, 2016 of a white Hyundai saloon car with registration number KTU 976 BL (Lagos State) was found in the swamp. Further investigation also revealed that reckless driving by the driver led to the cause of the accident as the car veered off the road and subsequently ran into the swamp. The driver and another occupant of the vehicle were recovered by the Police from Owode Police Station.

One adult male (Seun, 20year old) lost his life while another adult male (Sadiq 19 year old) sustained some suspected internal injuries. He was taken by the Agency's ERT from the Owode Onirin Police Station to the Trauma Center for proper treatment.

The Agency's Emergency Response Team, LASTMA officials, the Nigerian Police (Owode Onirin division) were involved in the recovery operation. The vehicle was towed out and subsequently taken to the Oworo Onirin Police Station by the LASEMA Response Unit.

The General Manager LASEMA Mr. Michael Akindele advised motorist to always drive within specified speed limits at all times.

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