JUST IN: Body of Third Mainland Bridge accident victim recovered from lagoon

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The remains of an adult male suspected to be one of the victims involved in an accident that occurred on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State on Wednesday have been recovered.

PUNCH Online reported that two passengers reportedly fell into the lagoon after a commercial bus crashed on the bridge.

It was learnt that other occupants of the vehicle sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident.

Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, in a statement, noted that the driver of the 18-seater bus, who was on speed, swerved off the road and hit the bridge rails.

He stated that the impact of the crash forcefully pushed the two passengers off the bus into the lagoon, adding that the victims, an adult male and female, were being searched by the Marine Police.

Giving an update on Friday, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said the body was found floating around the Ebute-Ero end of the lagoon.

In a terse statement, the Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, Damilola Oke-Osanyitolu, noted that the recovery operation was carried out in conjunction with the Lagos State Waterways Authority.

“The LRT and LASWA in recovery operation found an adult male body floating around Ebute-Ero. He is suspected to be one of the victims of Wednesday’s accident where two adult males were flung into the sea on the impact of the accident. Operations are ongoing,” he stated.

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