Three men were confirmed dead on Saturday after a tipper fell into the Epe River in Lagos.
The tipper said to be laden with sand, fell off the Berger Bridge into the River late Friday drowning an unspecified number of occupants.
It was gathered that officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), police, and local divers struggled all Friday night to locate the six-tire truck without success and had to suspend the operation which continued on Saturday morning.
The Nation gatherer that the truck was eventually recovered on Saturday afternoon and all three men who were inside found dead.
At the time of this report, emergency workers were still conducting search and rescue to be sure no one else was still inside the water.
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