Monday, 16 September 2019

Container Falls On Vehicle In Lagos ,Many Trapped Under

Many people were trapped killed in Lagos on Sunday as an unlatched container fell on the Bus Rapid Transit lane on Ikorodu Road.

Eyewitnesses said that the accident occurred around 8.30pm at the Agric area of Ikorodu.

The truck, which was heading for Ikorodu, was said to be conveying an unlatched container.

As of 9pm, eyewitnesses said many persons were trapped underneath the container.

The Director General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , Dr Femi Oke-Osayintolu , who confirmed the accident , said he had yet to ascertain the number of casualties.

“We have deployed our men there. I do not know the number of casualties. We are there to move the container and safe lives,” he said.

An official of LASEMA confirmed the incident, adding that rescue operation was ongoing as of 9.33pm around the Agric bus stop.

Calls to the Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, for confirmation of the accident did not connect.

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