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Two health workers, one other die in Lagos road accident



Two ad-hoc female health workers and a man were killed in a road accident on LASU Road in Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) of Lagos.

The accident occurred around Alhaji Ede Bus Stop near the General Hospital, Igando at about 12 noon on Monday.

According to The Nation, eyewitnesses said the victims were hit by a driver who was at high speed.

The two ad-hoc health workers and another man – were rushed to the General Hospital for treatment.

The ad-hoc health workers, tagged OBR Implementers, were attached to Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

The health workers were said to be returning from the third-day Poliovirus Outbreak Response Assessment (OBRA) exercise when the incident happened.

It was gathered that the four-day exercise commenced on Saturday and will wrap up today, Tuesday.

The OBR Implementers were expected to be paid N6,000 after the exercise.

An eyewitness told The Nation that the driver veered off the road and hit the persons on the pedestrian lane.

“The driver was speeding and he couldn’t properly control the steering when he suddenly found oil on the road.

“As he drove on the oil, it became slippery. In a bid to control the steering, the vehicle veered off the road and hit the people. They all landed inside the gutter,” he said.

Some sympathisers brought the victims out of the gutter and assisted the victims to the hospital.

On getting to the hospital, the medical personnel quickly attended to the victims.

The health worker, Latifat Akanni was said to have died before reaching the hospital. Barakat Usman and a man who sustained head injuries died shortly after.

The mother of Barakat Usman, a Niqobi, who arrived at the hospital with her husband, wept uncontrollably.

It was learnt she had already lost two elder siblings of the deceased.

She described the loss of her three eldest children as too much to bear.

According to her, the late Barakat’s widower had travelled out of the country.

She added that Barakat was a fashion designer with three kids.

“How am I going to take care of her three kids? Oh, Allah! This is too much for me. Barakat must not die,” she wailed, appealing to see the remains of her daughter.

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