Two women, who have not been identified yet, died on Tuesday, the 1st of September 2020.
Four vehicles involving two trucks, a tanker and a commercial bus collided in the Anthony area of Lagos State, Nigeria.
Four victims, who have allegedly been rescued from the scene of the accident, have different degrees of injuries and were taken to the hospital, for treatment, by ambulances.
Confirming the accident, the Director General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated that the accident was caused by reckless driving, and also added that out of the six victims that were rescued from the scene, two women died.
He stated that the agency received emergency calls about the acident and when they arrived at the scene of the accident, it was discovered that four vehicles had collided.
The vehicles comprised two tipper trucks, one with the number plate AKM-741ZT; and another with an unknown number plate, a loaded tanker with an unknown number plate and a commercial bus with an unknown number plate.
The collision, which was a result of reckless driving, left travellers on the bus trapped within the bus.
With the use of the agency’s light rescue equipment, six people were extricated from the bus. They were found to have sustained different degrees of injuries and, unfortunately, two adult females lost their lives at the scene of incident.
Urgent responders, the LRU ambulance, LASAMBUS, Nigeria Police, Lagos Fire Service and LRU fire Unit were joint responders at the scene of incident.