Tragedy as 3 people burn to death after SUV collides with truck in Lagos

Monday, May 27, 2024
 -Three people died on Sunday night, May 26, when a Mercedes Benz Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, collided with a stationary truck in Lagos.

The driver of the SUV and two occupants were burnt to death following the collision at Mandilas Bus Stop, Iyana Isolo, off Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Dr. Femí Oke-Osanyitolu, confirmed the tragedy.

He said: "Upon arrival at the scene at 11:38pm, an accident involving a Mercedes Benz SUV with an unknown registration number and a truck conveying a 40 feet container was encountered. 

"Preliminary investigation carried out upon arrival at the scene revealed that the SUV collided with the truck due to over speeding. 

“The impact of this collision resulted in a fire outbreak from the car engine."

The bodies of the victims trapped inside the car were evacuated by officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU for transfer to the morgue.

The flat body of the truck and the carcass of the burnt vehicle were towed to the LASTMA Yard.

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