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LASTMA official slumps on traffic duty

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An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Saturday slumped while controlling traffic in the Idi Araba area of Lagos.

The official, whose identity could not be ascertained as of the time our reporter left the scene, was among those controlling a heavy traffic along Ishaga Road allegedly caused by an event at the Chapel of the Healing Cross, Idi-Araba.

There was also a heavy presence of security personnel on the road.

The official, who was busy with the heavy traffic situation under the scorching sun, fell down and began to gasp for breath.

The incident occurred at about 1:30pm.

His colleagues and bystanders had rushed to pull him off the road and made frantic efforts to resuscitate him. Some of the LASTMA officials were seen pounding his chest, while others poured water on him.

But when his colleagues realised that he was not responding to the first aid, they took him into their vehicle and drove off.

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