Scores Missing As Truck Plunges Into Lagos Epe River

Scores missing after a truck plunged into the Lagos Epe River on Friday night.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the incident on Saturday.

Reports says the truck went off the Berger bridge into the Epe river.

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The number of persons in the truck was unknown as at the time of this report.

Scores Missing As Truck Plunges Into Lagos Epe River
Scores Missing As Truck Plunges Into Lagos Epe River

Head, Public Affairs of LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, said search and rescue operations are ongoing.

He said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a six-tyre truck loaded with sand fell into the river.

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“The number of people in the truck can’t be ascertained at present.

“Since the early hours of today, a combined team of agency responders, Marine Rescue Unit, Nigeria Police and local divers are carrying out search and rescue operations. “No deaths or casualties confirmed yet.”

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