A woman has reportedly ended her life by jumping into the lagoon on the third mainland bridge in Lagos State.
According to reports the woman said to be in her thirties, had disembarked from a cab and headed towards the railing of the bridge. She was said to have consequently plunged into the water.
The Permanent Secretary, of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a situation report said a search and rescue team had been mobilised to look for the woman.
He said, “Upon the arrival of the LRT at the incident scene, an investigation revealed that a lady in her late thirties (30s) plunged into the Lagos lagoon.
“Further investigation revealed that the lady alighted from a Uber taxi car on the bridge and plunged into the lagoon.”
The LASEMA boss said the cab driver claimed the woman was having a heated conversation with her fiancé before alighting from the vehicle.
“The LRT men of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, LASWA and officials of the Department of State Service (DSS) are currently on the ground working better together to search for the victim,” he added.