Tragedy as car plunges into river in Lagos

Posted: February 20, 2017 in Car News, News

Tragedy struck Saturday night when a silver-colour Kia Rio car plunged into the Lagoon at Mekwen Bridge, Bonny camp, Marina, at about 7.47 p.m., killing a woman. 

The incident involved two occupants who were identified as Mr. Felix Aniele and Ms Chinagorom Fustine Adibe.
According to Premium Times Newspaper, when the incident occurred, Mr. Aniele, who drove the car, swam out to the river bank.
The passenger, a female identified as Chinagorom Fustine, however, got trapped in the vehicle and drowned with the car in the Lagoon.
It took the combined efforts of officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, as well as other agencies like the LASAMBUS, Nigerian Police Force, and the National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA, to recover the car and the deceased from the Lagoon.
LASEMA’s spokesperson, Kehinde Adebayo, said the recovered car has since been towed to Bar Beach Police Station, while the corpse was deposited at the Mainland Hospital Mortuary, Lagos.
The General Manager LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, said that a full scale investigation surrounding the incident would be conducted by appropriate authorities.
He, however, advised motorists to observe utmost safety while plying the road.


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