SCORES FEARED DEAD AS TRUCK FALLS OFF BERGER BRIDGE INTO EPE RIVER LAGOS

An unknown number of persons are missing after a truck fell off the Berger bridge into the Epe river in Lagos State.

The PUNCH gathered that the incident happened on Friday night.

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

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.

“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.”

Details later…

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