Man, daughter die as jeep plunged into Lagos lagoon

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A man and his daughter on Tuesday morning drowned in Lagos as a Toyota jeep in which they were travelling fell off the Ikota Bridge in Ajah and  plunged into a lagoon.

Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the incident in Lagos.

He said that the man’s wife was thrown out by the vehicle as it somersaulted before plunging into the lagoon.

The LASEMA official said the accident occurred at about 1.00 a.m., and that the dead bodies had been deposited at a mortuary while the woman was taken to a hospital.

“We have recovered the dead bodies and have transferred them to the appropriate quarters for the necessary actions.

“The woman, rescued at the scene by emergency officials, has been taken to a hospital for treatment.

“Search for the vehicle, an ash Toyota jeep, is still ongoing. We are doing everything to get it out of the lagoon,’’ he said.

The general manager, who had yet to ascertain the cause of the accident, urged the state residents to be safety-conscious.

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