3 feared dead as bus plunges into Lagos river

Tragedy occurred in the early hours of yesterday
when a Toyota Hiace bus plunged into Majidun
River, along Mile 12- Ikorodu Road, Lagos.
Sunday Vanguard learnt that the three
occupants of the vehicle were yet to be
recovered at press time.

According to a senior officer of Lagos State
Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, who
confirmed the report and craved anonymity, the
accident happened at about 6 a.m., which made
immediate rescue operation impossible.
An eyewitness account said the vehicle was on
high speed before the fatal plunge into the river,
as the driver was apparently oblivious of the
dangerous bend around the area, coupled withe
road expansion project along the axis.
The bus, with Lagos registration number KSF 918 AU, was recovered around 10.05 a.m. by a
combined team of LASTMA officials and local
divers.

The bus was said to belong to a Lagos club.
The state Commissioner for Transportation,
Kayode Opeifa, who also confirmed the
accident, urged motorists to exercise patience
and be cautious on the road.
A similar accident happened on the road early
this year, when a bus plunged into a river but
the lone occupant escaped death.

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