Another Otedola bridge accident leaves 10 injured

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Barely 22 hours after a tanker exploded and killed no fewer than 10 persons at Otedola Bridge area of Ojodu-Berger, Lagos, another accident happened yesterday in the same vicinity between two commercial vehicles.

No fewer than 10 persons sustained varying degree of injuries. The injured have since been rushed to the hospital by emergency agencies at the scene.

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Although no life was lost, the commercial bus drivers, a yellow bus and a white Federal Government Assisted Mass Transit bus, were said to be riding in opposite directions when they collided.

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Following last Thursday’s explosion, the emergency workers and traffic agencies had blocked a section of that road to enable them remove the carcass of the 54 burnt vehicles and a Tricycle.

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With that blockade, motorists from inward Lagos who were heading outside Lagos and vice versa were directed to drive on one section of the road.

Although the movement of cars on one lane expectedly caused a huge traffic snarl, the traffic agency were able to control it until the two allegedly impatient drivers attempted to pass at the same time and it resulted to a head-on collision.

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However, the impact of the accident affected the yellow commercial Bus more than that of the FGN transit as it recorded more casualties.

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At the scene were emergency agencies from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Rapid Response Squad (RRS), the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS) and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

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