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Woman Trapped In Mud, Rescued In Lagos



A middle aged woman trapped in the mud under Third Mainland Bridge, inward Iyana Oworo area of Lagos was on Wednesday rescued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA).

It was learnt that LASEMA’s Response Team rescued the victim in the early hours of yesterday.

The General Manager, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu said the middle aged woman was found trapped in the mud under the intersection wing of the Third Mainland Bridge outward Iyana Oworo.

He said, “The victim, an adult female was reportedly said to be walking through the muddy soil and eventually got trapped in the mud. The timely intervention of the LASEMA Response Team, the Lagos State Fire Service and other emergency responders culminated into the rescuing alive of the victim.


“The victim was rescued with the aid of the LRU heavy duty equipment (Crane) assisted by officials of the Lagos State Fire Service. Upon rescue, the victim was administered first aid treatment and later moved to the Lagos State Teaching Hospital for proper medical treatment.”


Tiamiyu said it was difficult to ascertain why and how the incident occurred as the lady was said to be presently traumatized and required medical attention for stabilization.


He advised Lagosians to be very careful when moving around muddy area.



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