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Scores feared dead as truck plunged into Epe river in Lagos

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A truck coveying sand with people plunged into Epe river in Lagos on Friday night, fearing that all those in the truck did not survive.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) in a statement explained that the number of those in the vehicle was unknown, but was on rescue operation in the river.

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The statement reads:

‘The Agency received information late last night of an accident involving a Volvo tipper that fell off the Berger bridge at Epe into the Epe river.

“Upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that the six (6) Tyre Truck was loaded with Sand

“And the number of people in the truck was unknown. 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.

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“No deaths or casualties confirmed yet’.”

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