Three men were on Saturday confirmed dead after a tipper plunged into the Epe River in Lagos.
The tipper said to be laden with sand, fell off the Berger Bridge into the River late on Friday, drowning unspecified number of occupants.
The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed this to Channels Television on Saturday said the bodies of three adult males have been recovered.
According to him, the agency received information late last night of the accident involving a Volvo tipper that fell off the bridge.
Oke-Osanyintolu explained that upon arrival at the accident incident, it was discovered that the six-tyre truck was loaded with sand, adding that the number of occupants was unknown.
“The six-tyre Truck has been located and retrieved along with the bodies of three adult males.
“A combined team of Agency responders, Marine Rescue Unit (LASWA & LASEMA) Nigeria Police and Local Divers have been carrying out Search and Rescue operations,” he said.
The LASEMA boss noted that emergency workers including the Marine Rescue Unit, Nigeria Police and Local Divers have been carrying out search and rescue operations.