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Car plunges into Lagos lagoon; man swims out as woman dies trapped inside (photo)

Lagos lagoon: One woman has been confirmed dead after she was trapped in a silver-coloured Kia Rio car which plunged into the lagoon in Lagos. According to Premium Times, the tragic incident happened on Saturday, February 18 at 7.47 pm when the vehicle veered off Mekwen Bridge, Bonny camp, Marina into the lagoon. There were two occupants in the car although only one of them survived.

Felix Aniele who drove the car was able to swim to safety but his partner, Chinagorom Adibe got trapped in the car and drowned.

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASAMBUS, Nigerian Police Force, and the National Emergency Management Authority combined their efforts to retrieve the car from the river and the body of the woman.

Kehinde Adebayo who is the spokesperson of LASEMA said the vehicle has been towed to Bar Beach Police Station

 

Adesina Tiamiyu who is the general manager of LASEMA said investigation will be carried out and urged motorists to be careful when driving.

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