No less than five people were yesterday killed in two separate mishaps on Third
Mainland Bridge and Ikeja zone of Lagos.
Two motorcyclists were said to have kicked the bucket on the spot at the early morning times of Saturday following a head on plot on the extension.
It was gathered that one of the motorcycles had two passengers aboard while the other was a dispatch rider.
One of the motorcyclists was said to be riding against traffic on top speed when he rammed into the other killing all four persons on the spot.
The victims were said to have been thrown off the bikes in different directions when they collided such that some of them were crushed by oncoming vehicles.
According to witnesses, one of the victims had his leg chopped off. It was gathered that relatives of the victims evacuated their bodies, while the affected motorcycles were removed by the police.
The other accident occurred yesterday evening at Ikeja after an unlatched container fell on two vehicles killing one person.
It was gathered that the containerised truck which was moving inward Sheraton Hotel road, had flat tyres and suddenly fell on two vehicles – a space bus and a Toyota Avalon car.
As soon as it fell, it was learnt that the container crushed the bus driver and also ignited fire on the vehicle.
According to sources, the bus driver was partially burnt and also crushed.
The driver who was trapped in his burning bus was said to have been evacuated by officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) when they arrived the scene.
It was gathered that the driver of the Toyota Avalon sustained injuries and was rushed to the hospital.
Contacted, police spokesman Chike Oti said no official report was made on the Third Mainland Bridge accident.
He confirmed that the police saw two motorcycles on the bridge when the report filtered in, adding that detectives have been deployed to mortuaries around to find out if victims of Third Mainland Bridge accident were brought to their facilities.
LASEMA confirmed the Ikeja accident to The Nation, adding that investigation into the cause would be conducted by relevant agencies.