Lagos recorded 1,461 emergencies in 2023.

Lagos recorded 1,461 emergencies in 2023.


Lagos State announced that it recorded 1,461 emergencies in 2023 from January 1 to December 31, 2023, of which 138 were responded to in December 2023.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), with its statutory responsibility to ensure response, rescue, recovery and disaster risk reduction in the state, has registered 6,442 incidents between June 1, 2019 and December 31, 2023. announced that they had responded to the accident.

Of the 138 accidents participated in in December 2023, the truck/tanker division was responsible for 58 accidents, including 39 truck/tanker accidents, 12 breakdowns, 2 tanker/truck fall accidents, and tanker/tanker accidents. There were two stranding accidents.

In the road accident category, 29 vehicle collisions were recorded, in the medical category, 8 miscellaneous accidents were recorded, while in the fire disaster category, 7 fire incidents, 1 tanker/truck and 3 vehicle fires were recorded. A total of 11 cases were recorded.

However, eight incidents were recorded in the medical category and a total of 19 incidents were recorded in the other incidents category, consisting of two bridge repairs, one assault, and miscellaneous incidents.

In the building collapse category, a total of 9 cases were recorded: 2 building collapses, 5 partial collapses, and 2 bridge collapses, and 1 case was recorded in the oil spill/leakage category.

There were no explosions, maritime accidents, train or aircraft crashes recorded in December 2023.

Data analysis of incidents recorded by local government during the month showed that Alimosho LGA, which is the most densely populated and has the largest land mass, recorded the highest number of incidents with 25 out of 138 incidents recorded in December 2023. It was revealed that the number of incidents was recorded.

Kosofe LG recorded 22 incidents, Ikeja 15, Mushin Island and Lagos Island each recorded 11 incidents, Apapa, Oshodi-Isolo and Eti-Osa LGAs recorded 10 incidents each. Ikorodu and Lagos Mainland recorded five incidents each as well as four incidents recorded in Shomolu Island.

In December 2023, three incidents were recorded in Amuwo-Odofin, two incidents each in Surulere and Epe, and one incident each in Agege, Ibeju-Lekki and Ifako-Ijaye LGAs. I did.

Ultimately, the data revealed that the truck/tanker category recorded the highest number of accidents with 58 out of 138, while the oil spill/leak category recorded the lowest number of incidents with 1.

A study of incidents by local government area revealed that Alimosho Local Government recorded the highest number of incidents in December 2023 with 25 incidents, while Ajeromi Ifelodun, Ojo and Badagry recorded no incidents at all in the month under review. It became clear that there wasn't.

A closer look at available data from January 1 to December 31, 2023 shows that a total of 1,461 accidents occurred in Lagos State, consisting of accidents, breakdowns and falls of trucks/tankers/trailer. It was revealed that this was the cause of 638 accidents.

The data also shows that the road accidents/collisions category consisting of falling vehicles and containers came in second with 418 incidents, while the medical category consisting of suicides, suicide attempts and corpses came in third with 141 incidents. The least number of cases was three. Accidents were recorded in the categories of marine accidents, train accidents and aviation accidents.

According to data on local government emergency trends last year, Alimosho Local Government recorded the highest number of infections with 242 cases, Ikeja Local Government was a distant second with 191 cases, Kosofe Local Government was third with 158 cases, and It was revealed that Ojo LG came in second place. The number of cases is low at 13 in him and zero in Badagry LGA.

As part of this, the monthly emergency trends show that October 2023 had the highest number of cases recorded in the month, with 145 cases, followed by December with 138 cases, and January in third place with 129 cases. , it was revealed that the lowest number of cases was recorded in May. The number of cases was 106, 111 in April and 112 in November.

In the past five years (June 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023), the agency has responded to 6,442 cases in Lagos State, with the highest number of cases in 2021 at 1,743 and 2022. In 2017, 1,682 cases were recorded, ranking second. The downward trend will continue in 2023, with 1,461 cases recorded in the data.

Source: guardian.ng

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