PSP truck plunges into Lagos lagoon

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

A PSP truck used for waste collection in Lagos has plunged into the lagoon inward Iyana-Oworoshonki area of the state.

This happened after the tyres bursted which made the truck derail while it was plying the Third Mainland Bridge.

Giving an update of the incident, the Permanaent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement on Tuesday, said the two occupants of the truck had been rescued.

Oke-Osanyintolu in a statement tagged, ‘Situation Report regarding a PSP truck that plunged into the Lagos lagoon inward Iyana-Oworo’ said the agency responded to distress calls as regards the incident.

He said, “We discovered that a waste compactor truck, registration unknown, while in motion had a burst tyre, veered off the bridge and subsequently plunged into the Lagos lagoon.

“Fortunately, the two occupants of the truck (driver and motor boy) were rescued alive by the agency marine team (divers). They have been provided with first aid treatment. Recovery of the ill-fated truck has commenced this morning as visibility was required.”