Man and daughter dead after vehicle plunged into lagoon in Lagos

published on Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Tragedy struck  on Tuesday morning as a  man and his daughter drowned after the Toyota jeep which they were travelling in fell off the Ikota Bridge in Ajah and  plunged into a lagoon.The incident was confirmed to newsmen by the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Femi Oke-Osanyintolu.Osanyintolu said the man’s wife was thrown out by the vehicle as it somersaulted before plunging into the lagoon.

Leadership reports:

"The LASEMA official said the accident occurred at about 1.00 a.m., and that the dead bodies had been deposited at a mortuary while the woman was taken to a hospital.“We have recovered the dead bodies and have transferred them to the appropriate quarters for the necessary actions.“The woman, rescued at the scene by emergency officials, has been taken to a hospital for treatment.“Search for the vehicle, an ash Toyota jeep, is still ongoing. We are doing everything to get it out of the lagoon,’’ he said.The general manager, who had yet to ascertain the cause of the accident, urged the state’s residents to be safety-conscious.