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Five die in Lagos accident

04 November 2014, 12:08

Lagos - The National Emergency Agency (NEMA) has confirmed five persons dead in an accident involving four vehicles at Igando area of Lagos State in the early hours of Tuesday.

The accident involved three trucks loaded with alcoholic drinks and a Honda salon car.

The accident occurred near the Igando General Hospital in Alimosho Local Government Area of the state.

The Spokesman of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA, who confirmed the accident, said that the corpses have been deposited at the morgue of the hospital.

He said that the victims, who were all male, were burnt beyond recognition.

Farinloye said that two other victims with serious injuries were rescued and taken to the same hospital.

Also read: 28 people die in Osun road accidents

"The accident happened in the early hours of Tuesday and five male roasted bodies were recovered, while two others who also suffered burns were rescued.

"They have been taken to the general hospital near the accident's scene.

"Men of the State Fire Service are currently fighting to put out the inferno resulting from the accident,’’ he said.

In another incident, six lock-up shops, beside the Great Nigeria Insurance House on Martins Street, Lagos went up in flame on Tuesday morning.

The NEMA spokesman, who gave the hint, however said that there was no casualty.

Farinloye said that many goods were destroyed by the early morning fire.

-  NAN


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