Possibility of rescuing passengers who fell off a bus into Lagos lagoon is slim – NEMA

Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye has said that hope of rescuing the two passengers who fell off a bus into the Lagos lagoon following an accident on Wednesday, April 10, has become dim.


Addressing journalists, Farinloye disclosed that personnel of the Marine Police have been searching for the two adults, a male and female, who fell off the LT 18-seater bus into the Lagos lagoon.


The NEMA coordinator who revealed that the accident occurred along Adeniyi Adele axis inward Lagos Island on the Third Mainland Bridge, added that the driver of the vehicle, who was on speed, swerved off the road and hit the bridge railings, with the impact pushing the two passengers off the bus into the lagoon.


He also disclosed that the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has mobilised more local divers to join the team for the recovery operations.


Farinloye said;


“However, by now, we are not looking at search and rescue again, but recovery. This is because the male passenger was said to have floated about three times before he was finally drowned, while the woman did not even surface at all. Therefore, the possibility of anyone of them surviving is slim.”

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