Recovery of Third Mainland Bridge Crash Victim Amidst Surge in Drowning Incidents in Lagos

Amidst tragic events on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, where a commercial bus accident led to passengers being flung into the lagoon, recovery efforts have begun, with one body successfully retrieved from the water. This recovery marks a somber development in the aftermath of the devastating auto crash.

The South West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the retrieval of the body, identifying it as that of a male passenger. However, efforts are ongoing to locate and recover the body of the female passenger who also met a tragic fate during the accident.

Tragically, the auto crash on the Third Mainland Bridge was not the only incident leading to loss of life by drowning in Lagos. In a distressing series of events between Wednesday, March 10, 2024, and Thursday, March 11, 2024, a total of seven individuals lost their lives in drowning incidents across the city.

Among the reported incidents, a 16-year-old boy named Fawad Adeyemi tragically drowned in a hotel’s swimming pool in the Marina area of Lagos. Despite efforts to rescue him and seek medical treatment, he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the General Hospital, Lagos Island.

Further incidents occurred on the same Wednesday, with two unidentified boys reportedly drowning while swimming in the pool of a Guest House located in the Mushin area of Lagos. Additionally, on Thursday, April 11, 2024, a 20-year-old named Hakeem Fawas lost his life while swimming with friends at Ibeshe Beach in Lagos.

SP Benjamin Hudenyin, spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, confirmed these incidents, stating that police personnel visited each scene to assess the situations.

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