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Woman Jumps into Lagoon from Maza-Maza Bridge

(Last Updated On: March 21, 2017)

By Tinuade Salami

Barely few days after a medical doctor identified as Orji Sunday

allegedly jumped from the third Mainland Bridge into the lagoon and

got drowned.

An unidentified woman has also jumped into the lagoon from Maza-

Maza Bridge in the Mile 2 area of Lagos.

The woman was however, lucky, as rescuers fished her out before she

could drown.

An eye witness who recalled the incident said that the woman, dressed

in a blouse and trousers, was trekking and got to the middle of the

bridge, climbed the rail and jumped.

“The thing happened so fast that we could not stop her. However,

when she jumped, we called for help, prompting people under the

bridge to dive in and rescue her,” said one of the witnesses, who gave

his name as Emeka.

The woman was lying unconscious by the shore of the lagoon, while her

rescuers tried to press her bloated stomach to expel the excess water

she took in before her rescue.

One of the rescuer identified as Adewale said recalled that : “We were

under the bridge, when suddenly the woman’s body dropped from the

bridge. At first, we thought she was either pushed over or fell over by

mistake. We had to jump into the river and went for her. That was how

we rescued her.”

SOURCE: Breaking Times