A yet to be identified number of persons are said to be missing after a truck fell off the Berger bridge into the Epe river in Lagos State.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the incident on Saturday in a tweet adding that the incident happened on Friday night.
Search and rescue operations are ongoing, the tweet 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.”
And the number of people in the truck was unknown.— LRU #Call112 (@lasemasocial) September 26, 2020
Since the early hours of the morning, a combined team of Agency responders, Marine Rescue Unit, Nigeria Police and Local Divers have been carrying out Search and Rescue
No deaths or casualties confirmed yet @OkeOsanyintolu
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