Saturday, 8 July 2017

5 Killed, 3 Injured As Container Falls; Crushes Danfo Bus in Ojota, Lagos. Photos

Five People were killed and three others injured after a heavy container laden fell on a commercial (Danfo) bus in Ojota area of Lagos state today.

The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) said it received a distressed call regarding an accident at Ojota Bus stop on around 4:02am on Saturday.

According to the General Manager of LASEMA Mr Adesina Tiamiyu "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 and were taken to the Trauma Centre Toll Gate, while 5 dead bodies trapped in the bus were extricated by the LASEMA Team and were taken to Ikorodu General Hospital Mortuary.

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