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Two die on Otedola bridge as truck crashes into SUV

Valentine Chinyem

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Two persons have lost their lives after a truck carrying granite crashed into a Sports Utility Vehicle on Saturday on the Otedola Bridge.

Two others were treated and discharged, while a fifth person is said to be critically injured.

The incident was confirmed by the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu.

He said, “A fatal accident which claimed the lives of two adult males occurred on Otedola Bridge. Two people were rescued and treated on the spot and discharged, while one was evacuated to accident and emergency hospital in a critical condition. Treatment was commenced immediately.

“Investigations conducted revealed that an articulated truck laden with several tons of granite crashed off into a Lexus SUV.

“The truck’s head was subsequently detached because of the impact and fell off the bridge.

“The mangled bodies of victims have been recovered and bagged, while intervention to ease vehicular movement is being carried out.”

The accident is just one of many accidents that has occured on the Otedola bridge; recall that two lives were lost on the same bridge in October, 2019, while, a diesel-laden tanker fell off the same bridge in September of the ame year.