One dead as vehicle plunges into Lagos lagoon


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed one woman dead, when a vehicle plunged into Mekwe lagoon, near Bonny camp, Lagos, on Saturday night.
The woman was reportedly identified as one Chinagorom Adibe Fustine, who died after the car plunged into the Lagoon at Mekwen Bridge Bonny camp inward Marina on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at about 7:47pm.
NEMA spokesman, Ibrahim Farinloye, told newsmen in Lagos that the KIA Ultima SE model, with registration number MUS 38 BL, had only two passengers when the incident occurred.
Farinloye said the vehicle was recovered by the agency with the dead woman while her driver escaped, unhurt, on his own. He said the spot at which the incident occurred is the most turbulent in the whole of West Africa. “A car with two passengers plunged into Melee river near Bonny camp in Lagos Island on Saturday evening.
“The vehicle was later recovered with dead woman by the agency while her driver, who identified himself as Felix Aniele, escaped unhurt as he swam out to the river bank, leaving Chinagorom Adibe Fustine trapped in the car. “The river spot where the incident occurred is the most turbulent spot in the whole of West Africa,” he said. He appealed to motorists to drive safely on the highways. 
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