The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Command on Sunday confirmed one woman dead as a vehicle plunged into Mekwe river near Bonny camp, Lagos, on Saturday night.
Briefing newsmen at the scene of the accident, Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesman of the agency, said the KIA Ultima SE model was with registration number MUS 38 BL and was carrying two persons when the incident occurred.
According to Farinloye, the vehicle was recovered by the agency with the dead woman while her driver escaped unhurt on his own.
Our Correspondent who visited the scene quoted Farinloye as saying that the river spot at which the incident occurred was the most turbulent in the whole of West Africa.
His words: “A car with 2 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 escaped unhurt on his own.
“The river spot where the incident occurred is the most turbulent spot in the whole of West Africa,” he said.
Farinloye however appealed to motorists to drive safely on the highways.