BREAKING: Scores missing as truck plunges into Lagos river


BREAKING: Scores missing as truck plunges into Lagos river

A truck fell off the Berger bridge into the Epe river in Lagos State on Friday night, September 25, 2020 and some persons have gone missing as a result of this incident.

It was learnt that the number of persons in the truck was yet to be ascertained.

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, confirmed the incident on Saturday and the Head, Public Affairs of LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, said search and rescue operations are ongoing.

He said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a six-tyre truck loaded with sand fell into the river.

“Since the early hours of today, a combined team of agency responders, Marine Rescue Unit, Nigeria Police and local divers are carrying out search and rescue operations”.

Reports gathered as at the time of filling this report has it that no deaths or casualties have yet been confirmed.

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