UPDATE: Woman dies as car plunges into Lagos lagoon

In an update by PREMIUM TIMES to a tragedy reported here few hours ago,  struck Saturday night when a silver-coloured Kia Rio car plunged into the Lagoon at Mekwen Bridge, Bonny camp, Marina, at about 7.47 p.m., killing a woman.

The incident involved two occupants who were identified as Felix Aniele and Chinagorom Adibe.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered that when the incident occurred, Mr. Aniele, who drove the car, swam out to the river bank.

The other occupant, a female identified as Chinagorom Fustine,
however, got  trapped in the vehicle and drowned with the car in the

With the combined efforts of officials of the Lagos State Emergency
Management Agency, LASEMA,  as well as other agencies like the LASAMBUS,
Nigerian Police Force, and the National Emergency Management Authority,
NEMA,  the car was recovered from the Lagoon and the corpse of Ms.
Chinagorom was also recovered from the car.

LASEMA’s spokesperson, Kehinde Adebayo, said the recovered car has
since been towed to Bar Beach Police Station, while the corpse was
deposited at the Mainland Hospital Mortuary, Lagos.
The General Manager LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, said that a full scale
investigation surrounding the incident would be conducted by appropriate

He, however, advised motorists to observe utmost safety while plying the road.



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