UPDATED: 3 APC supporters feared dead, several others injured [Gory video]
A vehicle conveying supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) to a political rally has crashed in Lagos state, leaving three party members dead and many others injured.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports the crash occurred on Monday along Festac Access Road in Amuwo Odofin local government area of the state.
According to a source, the vehicle, a Hilux truck, crashed against an electric pole, leaving the three party members dead on the spot.
The source narrated how the Hilux after losing control, somersaulted several times before plunging against the electric pole.
TNG gathered that the driver and others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti confirmed the incident and the death of the three APC supporters.
He also confirmed Chinelo Ofegbu, Wasiu Sodiq, Adebajo Adeleke, Fatope Saheed, Adio Kazeem, Jamiu Ajiboluwa and Arowolo Ogundairo, were seriously injured
The State Police Public Relations Officer identified the deceased as Shettima Bulus, Irikefe Evwibovwe, and one Alex.
“The fatal accident occurred around 12.20 pm. A Toyota Tundra pick up van, with number plate FST 01 LG, conveying some persons for the rally lost control and somersaulted. Three people died on the spot, while seven others sustained serious injuries.
“The injured persons were taken to the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area hospital for treatment, while the corpses were deposited in the Isolo General Hospital mortuary. The vehicle has been recovered and taken to the station,” he said.
According to Chief Kayode Odunaro, Media Adviser to the APC candidate, Senator Adeola cut short his campaign as a result of the tragedy.
He noted that the accident occurred during the campaign tour of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area and the Oriade Local Council Development Area.
“The accident involved an SUV that somersaulted on top speed while trying to join the campaign convoy of the senator. It was conveying some supporters of Riskat Adegeye, the APC House of Representatives candidate for the Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.
“Senator Adeola prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed at this point in time and the fortitude for their families to bear the irreparable losses.
“Senator Adeola quickly rounded off the day’s campaign after a one minute silence was observed in honour of the departed at the venue of a stakeholders’ meeting,” he said.