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Lady dives into Lagos lagoon, drowns after ‘quarrel with lover’

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Tragedy struck on Thursday, when a yet-to-be-identified middle-aged lady let herself into Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge.

It looks likely to be a case of suicide.

Vanguard is reporting that the incident occurred at about 10 am.

Rescue teams are currently searching for the body of the lady as at the time of filing this report. Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Emergency Agency, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the incident.

According to Oke-Osayintolu, “Upon arrival of the LRT at the scene, an investigation revealed that a lady in her late 30s plunged into the Lagos Lagoon.

“Further investigation revealed that the lady alighted from a commercial cab on the bridge and suddenly plunged into the lagoon.

“The driver of the taxi claimed that earlier she was having a heated conversation with her fiancé over her mobile phone before alighting and jumping into the lagoon.

“The LRT, men of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, and officials of the Department of State Service, DSS, are still searching for the victim.”

Oke-Osanyintolu, however, lamented the spate of suicide, particularly on the Third Mainland Bridge.

He said: “Every 40 second, someone thinks about committing suicide and eventually does.”

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