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LASEMA CLEARS WRECKAGE OF BURNT TRUCK ON THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE

Wreckage of the burnt truck, laden with several bundles/packs of cardboard papers and other combustible materials on Third Mainland Bridge, has been cleared by the Response Team of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, to ensure the free movement of traffic.

According to a statement issued by the Agency, there was no life lost as the truck, with registration number XN 561 AKD, caught fire on the bridge. 

It stated further that preliminary investigations revealed that electrical sparks emanating from the engine likely caused the fire, stressing that the combined efforts of the Federal Fire Service and the Lagos State Fire Service ensured the inferno was extinguished promptly. 

While noting that officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were on the ground at the scene of the incident to direct traffic, the press release maintained that the heavy-duty equipment, the Super Metro heavy-duty equipment was deployed by LASEMA to evacuate the wreckage for free vehicular movement.