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Unspecified Number Of Passengers Plunged Into Lagoon As Commercial Bus Crashes On 3rd Mainland Bridge

An unspecified number of persons have been reportedly feared dead on the newly rehabilitated Third Mainland Bridge as a vehicle plunged into the Lagos lagoon.

The tragic incident happened on Wednesday, the day of the Eid-el-Fitri celebration when Nigerian Muslims mark the end of Ramadan fasting.

An eyewitness, identified as Akinola Adeniyi, who spoke with Vanguard, said the incident happened around 11.30 a.m. when the vehicle en route from Iyana-Oworo to the Island suddenly plunged into the Lagoon.

Adeniyi attributed the cause of the accident to excessive speeding by the driver of the ill-fated vehicle.

A source in the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said that its men, Police, and other rescue teams had arrived at the Lagos lagoon accident scene.

The source added that the agency was still in the process of ascertaining those who were involved in the accident.

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