The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency is reporting that a container has fallen off a truck and landed on two fully loaded commercial buses in Ojota area of Lagos State, Nigeria. According to reports, the accident happened at about 4am Saturday. Two people have been rescued, according to LASEMA. But several other passengers remain trapped.
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A double container fell on a commercial bus in Ojota, Lagos on Saturday morning, killing at least five people.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has carried out rescue operations on the scene, with survivors transported to the hospital.
LASEMA’s General Manager Adesina Tiamiyu, said:
The agency’s emergency response team (ERT) received a distressed call regarding an accident at Ojota bus stop on the July 8, 2017, about 4:02am. This prompted the immediate activation of the agency’s ERT to the scene of the incident.
Investigation carried out by the ERT at the scene revealed that an articulated truck with registration number AKD 663 KF conveyed 40ft container laden with plywood fell on Volkswagen commercial bus (Danfo) with registration number FST 944 XR which the passengers were trapped.
The prompt intention by the LASEMA response unit led to the rescue of three victims who were taken to the Trauma Centre Toll Gate, while 5 dead bodies trapped in the bus were extricated and taken to Ikorodu General Hospital Mortuary.