Fallen truck container crushes two to death in Lagos

September 16, 2019
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The crushed car and the container

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

A fallen container from a truck has crushed two people to death and injured several others at Ikorodu area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the death of two people in the incident.

He said the tragedy occurred on Monday at Agric. Bus Stop, Ikorodu.

According to Oke-Osanyintolu, “Two people were dead. Three sustained major injuries and several others sustained minor injuries when a container fell on a Toyota Camry and three motorcycles.”

He said investigations at the scene of the accident revealed that a truck with a 20ft container fully loaded with unknown items with registration number LSD-611XU was on top speed, had a break failure, lost control and subsequently fell on the Toyota Camry with registration number FKJ-732FS and the three motorcycles.

Oke-Osanyintolu added that the two bodies of the male victims had been taken to the mortuary while the injured who were initially treated by LASAMBUS had been moved to the Ikorodu General Hospital for further treatment.

“However, the commodities recovered from the container have been bagged and handed over to the Police at Owutu Police Station. Operation has been completed,” he said.

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