Policeman wounded in Lagos road crash

Nigeria Police Force

Two people were feared dead while seven others, including a policeman, sustained injuries in multiple road accidents at Ilasamaja, Lagos on Sunday.

Eyewitnesses said that a gravel-laden tipper lorry and a truck loaded with vegetable oil collided, causing heavy gridlock on the ever-busy Oshodi–Apapa Expressway.

“A vehicle loaded with vegetable oil and a tipper carrying gravels on high speed crashed and the two drivers were seriously wounded while two motor boys were trapped inside the tripper.

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“Policemen from Ilasamaja Division and other agencies rescued occupants of the two vehicles after about an hour and took them away in an ambulance to the hospital in a very bad shape.

“As we were controlling the traffic caused by the accident, another truck coming on a high speed rammed into a commercial bus and somersaulted.

“The conductor died on the spot, more than seven persons in the bus sustained serious injury. A policeman in the bus got his leg broken,” a witness said.

The police spokesman in Lagos, Olarinde Famous-Cole, did not respond to text messages to confirm the accident as at press time.

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