3 dead as truck plunges into Lagos river

3 dead as truck plunges into Lagos river 

 

Three people have been confirmed dead as a truck fell into the Epe River from Berger Bridge late Friday night.

Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the agency received information late Friday night of an accident involving a Volvo tipper that fell off the Berger bridge in Epe into the Epe river.

”The six-tyre truck has been located and retrieved along with the bodies of three adult male. A combined team of agency responders, marine rescue unit (LASWA & LASEMA), Nigeria Police and local divers have been carrying out search and rescue operations,” he said.