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Scores missing as truck plunges into Epe river in Lagos

Epe RiverSeveral people have been reported missing after a truck fell off the Berger bridge into the Epe river in Lagos State.

According to eyewitness the incident happened on Friday evening.
The number of persons involved in the accident was unknown as at the time of filing this report.

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.

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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.”Okubor further said.

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