Tragedy In Lagos As Pregnant Woman Drowns To Death After Car Plunges Into Lagoon (Photos+Video)
It was yet another tragedy in the comemercial city of Lagos late on Saturday after car skids off the expressway and plunged into the Lagoon from the Mekwen Bridge, Bonny Camp, inward Marina area of the state as a pregnant woman, identified as Chinagorom Fustine, was killed in the car accident.
According to Punch Metro, before help could come the way of Fustine, she was said to have died, and the driver of the Kia Rio, identified as Felix Aniele, was said to have swum out to the river bank, where he was rescued.
Speaking to news reporters, Adeshina Tiamiyu, who is the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said the car was towed to the Bar Beach Police Station, while the corpse was deposited in the Mainland General Hospital Mortuary, Yaba.
“We received a distress call regarding a car that plunged into the lagoon at the Mekwen Bridge at about 7.47pm on Saturday.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the silver colour Kia Rio, with two occupants, plunged into the lagoon around that time. The driver swam out to the river bank, while the other occupant, a female, was trapped.
“Emergency responders, assisted by the local divers, were able to recover the car from the lagoon and the dead body of the woman,” he said, and advised motorists to observe rules while plying the road.
The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, South West zone, Ibrahim Farinoye, said the victim, who was pregnant, was recovered around 11.47pm on Saturday.
Watch the video clips shared by eyewitnesses at the scene of the crash below;