Retired Air Force Officer’s SUV Plunges Into Lagos Lagoon, Driver Dies

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A resigned Air Vice Marshal (AVM) and his driver have recuperated dead after their Ford Explorer Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) dove into the tidal pond Saturday night.

The occurrence happened around 10:55 pm, by the University of Lagos (UNILAG) waterfront.

A driver had disclosed to The Nation that: “There was a vehicle inside the tidal pond. Individuals are caught in it. The vehicle was heading into Lagos Island.

Anglers and LASEMA are attempting to save the inhabitants of the vehicle now. May God help them.”

The expired were said to drive internal Lagos Island when they plotted with another vehicle on the scaffold.

Because of the mishap, the SUV, it was assembled, tumbled a few times previously slipping into the tidal pond.

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It was learnt that authorities of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and neighbourhood anglers recuperated the bodies from the submerged vehicle around 2:30 am.

As indicated by a source, they both had their safety belts on and didn’t have physical wounds.

He stated: “All the air packs in the vehicle turned out. It was a genuine mishap. The burnet hauled out and the rooftop was levelled, which showed that the vehicle may have tumbled no less than three times previously crashing.

“The vehicle was more than 75 percent submerged into the sloppy piece of the tidal pond. When we brought it out, we needed to first raise the straightened vehicle to abstain from incurring wounds on the bodies.

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“The GM has been in contact with his family and officers from the Nigerian Air Force. I think the General’s relatives are abroad.”

An unmistakable Lagosian, the AVM, it was accumulated resigned from the Nigerian Air Force a few years back and had since committed his opportunity, assets in the land division.

It was learnt that the resigned General came into Nigeria last Tuesday from the United Kingdom to go to an entombment.

General Manager LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu affirmed the episode, however, declined additionally remarks on the issue.


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He stated: “This is a dismal occurrence. I can just disclose to you that we recuperated two bodies. I can’t state their identity since it won’t be reasonable for the families to find out about the death of their friends and family from the media.”

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