Two BRT Buses Involved In Head-On Collision

Two BRT buses were involved in a head-on collision on Monday morning at Asolo, Ikorodu road in Lagos.

This was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) via their official Twitter handle.

The accident which occurred on the BRT corridor resulted in traffic gridlock as onlookers flooded the scene of the crash.

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Although the casualty figures are yet to be confirmed as at the time of this report, eyewitnesses say many who were injured have been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

 

This accident comes barely one week after several persons were injured after a trailer collided with a BRT vehicle in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

The trailer going inwards Ikorodu skidded off the main carriageway and collided with the BRT.

 

PHOTOS: Vehicles, Properties Destroyed In Lagos Pipeline Explosion

Scene of the pipeline explosion.

 

Two people have been killed and dozens of vehicles destroyed after pipeline vandals breached a fuel pipeline causing an explosion in Ijegun area of Lagos State.

The incident, which happened in the early hours of Lagos on Thursday, is the latest in a long string of such accidents.

Two brunt bodies were rescued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) in the fire incident where more than 30 vehicles were also gutted by fire.

 

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UPDATED: At Least Two Dead, Vehicles Destroyed As Pipeline Explodes In Ijegun

 

Two people have been killed and dozens of vehicles burnt on Thursday after thieves breached a fuel pipeline causing an explosion, emergency services said.

The incident, which happened in the early hours in the Ijegun area of Lagos, is the latest in a long string of such accidents.

“We have recovered two burnt bodies and rescued eight others with severe burns,” Lagos State Emergency Mangement Agency (LASEMA) head Femi Osanyintolu told newsmen.

He said more than 30 vehicles caught fire, adding that the inferno was caused by vandals who broke open a state-run pipeline in order to steal petrol.

Security agents intercepted the thieves as they were transferring the petrol to their trucks, Osanyintolu said.

“In a bid to escape arrest, the vandals spilled some of the petrol into drainages and set it on fire,” he said.

“The fire then spread back to the point where the vandals had siphoned the fuel and exploded,” he said.

Osanyintolu said firefighters were battling to put out the inferno, adding that the toll might rise further.

Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told AFP the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which owns the pipeline, had been informed.

“Vandals are responsible for the incident and some of them are affected in the inferno,” he said.

He said the area had been cordoned off, and called on the NNPC to shut down the pipeline to cut off the fire.

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Footages all over social media capture the flames and people running helter-skelter in a bid to avoid being caught up in the fire.

Nigeria runs a network of pipelines that transport crude and petrol across the vast nation.

Hundreds of lives have been lost in recent years from fuel theft that culminates in a fire or explosion.

On Monday, at least 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured in Ahumbe, in the central state of Benue, when a petrol tanker crashed and then exploded as a crowd gathered to scoop up leaking fuel.

In June, at least 30 people were killed in a petrol tanker fire in southern Rivers state.

Fire Razes BRT Bus On Third Mainland Bridge

 

One of the buses used for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in Lagos has been razed by fire on the third mainland bridge.

The bus which was heading towards Iyana-Oworo caught fire just after Adeniji Adele axis of the bridge.

The Lagos fire service and LASTMA officials later arrived the scene to put out the fire and also manage the traffic.

 

 

The wreckage of the bus was at the scene awaiting evacuation as at the time of filing this report.

No casualty was reported.

 

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Four Die As Train Crushes Tricycle In Lagos

File Photo: LASEMA General Manager, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu.

 

Four persons have been killed in an accident involving a moving train and a tricycle at the Iju area of Lagos State.

The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.

He said the accident was as a result of reckless driving on the part of the tricycle operator who tried to cross the rail line.

“The Agency received a distress call via the emergency toll free number 112/767 regarding an accident at the Iju area, Shina Peters Road Iju Ishaga on Tuesday, 30th of April 2019 at about 6:52 am.

“On arrival at the scene of incident, it was gathered that a tricycle with five people on board had a collision with a moving train at the aforementioned address.

“Further information gathered at the scene revealed that the immediate cause of the incident was due to reckless driving on the path of the tricycle driver trying to cross the rail crossing,” he added.

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The statement also stated that “four (4) persons (three adult males and one adult female) lost their lives, while one adult male escaped unhurt.”

The bodies of the deceased were recovered and handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) who was on ground at the scene of the accident.

Mr Tiamiyu also advised motorists especially tricycle operators to always exercise patience when crossing railway line to avoid unnecessary loss of lives in the State.

Three Dead, Two Injured In Ojuelegba Truck Accident

Three Dead, Two Injured In Ojuelegba Truck Accident

 

Three people were killed and two others injured in the truck accident that occurred on the Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos State.

The General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Adesina Tiamiyu, confirmed this to Channels Television on Tuesday.

PHOTOS: Lagos Truck Accident Kills Three, Injures Two

He made the disclosure after a truck with an unknown registration number, conveying a huge load of plywood, swerved and poured its contents down the bridge.

The LASEMA boss also clarified that the truck did not fall off the bridge as reported earlier and that four other vehicles were involved in the accident.

He said, “As we are; three people died, two people injured.  Initially, two people died and after some time, one more person among those who were initially injured eventually died.”

LASEMA GM, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu

 

“We got a call at about 8:25 pm from the call system that a truck fell of the bridge in Ojuelegba but when we got here, we discovered that a truck actually did not fall off the bridge but content at the back of the truck which are mainly plywood.

“Obviously overloaded and when it got to the bridge, it tilted and half of the content fell off the bridge and landed on top of four other vehicles – three yellow danfo (commercial) buses and a Toyota Corolla car,” Tiamiyu revealed at the scene of the incident.

He stressed further that the bridge was consequently shut down and vehicles were diverted to enable officials of LASEMA and other emergency agencies to clear off the bridge to prevent a secondary incident.

Agencies who also took part in the rescue effort include the Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and the Red Cross.

Others are LRT, LASTMA, Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), Lagos State Fire Service, and the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps.

Tuesday’s incident is the latest of similar accidents that have claimed lives in the Ojuelegba bridge axis in the last three years.

One of the incidents in September 2015 killed three members of the same family.

Gridlock On 3rd Mainland As LASEMA Conducts Stimulation Exercise

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency( LASEMA) has advised motorists to avoid the Third Mainland bridge following a gridlock which is as a result of a live simulation exercise presently being conducted by the agency.

The exercise is conducted in collaboration with stakeholders tagged “Operation Oko Jososa”, which is opposite the Unilag Waterfront, inward Lagos Island.

In a statement by LASEMA Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Kehinde, the exercise is a simulation of multiple road accidents involving a luxurious bus and five other vehicles one of which plunged into the Lagos Lagoon.

The aim is to sharpen synergy, foster collaboration, improve the level of preparedness and increase the response capability of stakeholders in the management of multiple casualty incidents in along the 3rd Mainland Bridge which more often than not witnesses this kind of event.

Those involved are men of the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) State Environmental Health and Monitoring Unit (SEHMU ), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps, Lagos State Waterway Authority (LASWA), Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Marine Police National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Nigerian Security & Civil Defence Corp and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

The Lagos State Government, however, advised motorists and Lagosians at large not to panic as this exercise is only alive simulation exercise to ascertain the capability, response time and coordination among emergency response which requires coordinated Multi-Agency response.

LASEMA,Other Rescue Operators At Scene Of Lagoon Suicide

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has recovered a body believed to be that of the man who allegedly jumped off the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge into the Lagos lagoon, on Friday.

The body of the 40-year-old man, Mr Oluseyi Adekunle, was recovered from the lagoon by coordinated efforts of officials of the LASEMA, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) Marine Police and handed over to the State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

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LASEMA Recovers Man’s Body From Lagos Lagoon

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has recovered a body believed to be that of 40-year old Mr Oluseyi Adekunle, who allegedly jumped off the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge into the Lagos lagoon, on Friday.

The body which was said to have been found floating by the river bank around the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge, was discovered by a local fisherman on Sunday morning at about 5.00am, after which the attention of the rescue agencies was called.

The body was recovered from the lagoon by coordinated efforts of officials of the LASEMA, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) Marine Police and handed over to the State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

The body has been taken to the Lagos Mainland Hospital Mortuary for deposition.

Mr Adekunle who according to eyewitnesses, appeared to be on his way to work on the fateful day, was said to have dropped his bag at the rails before taking the plunge in an apparent suicide bid.

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His ATM card and other items were recovered from the scene of the incident, thereby revealing his identity.

The authorities are, however, still investigating the cause of Adekunle’s action.

This incident comes barely six months after a medical doctor identified as Allwell Orji jumped to his death from the third mainland bridge into the lagoon.

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In a joint press conference of emergency responders at the incident scene, the General Manager LASEMA Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, Managing Director, Mr Damilola Emmanuel, and the DPO Maroko Police Station declared the recovery exercise closed at about 11.30 am, as the dead body had been recovered.

“Suicide is not an option even in the dire economic circumstances.”

Mr Tiamiyu said that the Police will carry out further investigation on the matter.

Furthermore, he reiterated that the situation in the country isn’t enough reason for one to end his own life.

He, therefore, enjoined Lagosians to always endeavour to be their brother’s keeper by reporting any of such incidents on time so as to avoid the repeat of such an ugly incident in the State.

Three-Storey Building Collapses In Alaba Market, Lagos

A three-story building has collapsed at Ilufe road, Alaba International Market, Ojo Lagos on Tuesday. 

The building which was said to consist of 8 blocks of flats caved in the early hours of today.

According to the general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Adesina Tiamiyu, investigation conducted at the scene revealed that the building had shown some signs of being distressed.

The Agency adds that no lives were lost nor injuries sustained in the incident, while operations by LASEMA and other bodies are ongoing to prevent any secondary incident.

Man, 45 Rescued From Well In Lagos

A 45-year-old man has been rescued from a 160ft well in Lagos on Tuesday.

The man was rescued from the well at Kujore Street, Ojota by emergency workers and security operatives after they received a distress call around 6:35am.

Operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Fire Service, Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and LASAMBUS were present at the scene of the incident.

Although the man did not lose his life, he sustained a fracture in his right femur and dislocated his knee joint.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment by officials of the Lagos State Ambulance Service.

The General Manager of LASEMA, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, said it was unclear how the man ended up in the well and investigations were ongoing.

He, however, advised Lagosians to be cautious and report strange activities in their neighbourhood to the relevant Agencies or call the 767/112 emergency toll free number.

Fire Guts Commercial Bus In Lagos

Fire Guts Commercial Bus In LagosIt was a sad day in Lagos, as an 18-seater yellow bus heading towards Ojuelegba area of the state was engulfed by fire.

The incident occurred on Monday, April 17, at the Alaka Bridge, very close to the National Stadium in Surulere.

It is not clear exactly how many people were on the bus, but witnesses said there were passengers who could not be rescued due to the intensity of the fire.

Channels Television also gathered that the wounded victims have been taken to an undisclosed hospital.

In another accident in the Gbagada area of Lagos, two persons lost their lives in an auto crash which involved a commercial bus and a taxi.

A statement by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the bodies have been moved to the Lagos Mainland Hospital Mortuary.

The agency added that emergency responders also rescued 14 other persons who sustained various degrees of injuries.