Barely 48 hours after the tragic incident that occurred at Ikorodu where a fully loaded luxury bus plunged into the Majidun River killing three passengers including the driver, another river-related tragedy struck again on Saturday night when a silver-coloured Kia Rio car plunged into the Lagoon at Mekwen Bridge, Bonny camp, Marina, at about 7.47 p.m., killing a woman.
Two people, namely Felix Aniele and Chinagorom Adibe were identified as the occupants of the vehicle as at the time of the accident.
However, eye-witness reports have it that when the incident occurred, Mr. Aniele, the driver of the ill-fated car, swam out to the river bank.
The other occupant, a female identified as Chinagorom Fustine, however, got trapped in the vehicle and drowned with the car in the Lagoon.
The combined efforts of officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, as well as other agencies like the LASAMBUS, Nigerian Police Force, and the National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA, led to the recovery of both the car and the corpse of Ms. Chinagorom from the lagoon.
LASEMA’s spokesperson, Kehinde Adebayo, said the recovered car has since been towed to Bar Beach Police Station, while the corpse was deposited at the Mainland Hospital Mortuary, Lagos.
The General Manager LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, said that a full scale investigation surrounding the incident would be conducted by appropriate authorities.
See images (Courtesy of Premium Times) from the scene of the accident: