Lagos - A white Toyota Hilux van with registration no. KSF 918 AU, belonging
to Ikoyi Club, plunged into the Majidun River near Ikorodu in Lagos
State on Saturday.
Rasaq Fadipe, Director of the State Fire and Safety Services, told
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) he learnt the van plunged into the
river at about 6.00 a.m on Saturday.
He however could not give the number of those involved in the
accident, saying rescue officials were yet to ascertain the number of
those in the vehicle shortly before the accident.
The official said the vehicle which was heading towards Ikorodu had veered off the road before plunging into the river.
"We have brought the vehicle out of the river but we are still searching for the occupants.
"We have been told by eye-witnesses that the van was on high speed when it plunged into the river,’’ he said.
Fadipe urged motorists to take alternative routes until the road would be re-opened to traffic.
"The situation is under control as officials of the State Traffic
Management Authority, State Waterways Management Authority, State
Emergency Management Agency and the police are all on ground,’’ he said.
Two vehicles - a commercial bus and a Toyota Camry
saloon car - had on 23 November 2012 plunged into the Majidun River.