One Dead, Four Injured As Containers Falls On Vehicles In Lagos

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has given update on the multiple accident involving a MACK truck with unknown registration number conveying twin 20ft containers, a Volkswagen bus with registration number AKD 489XZ, a Highlander SUV with registration number AGL 366FP and a Toyota RAV4 with registration number AAA 353FH.

The accident happened at Cele Bus Stop inward Mile 2 on Thursday.

According to LASEMA, information gathered at the scene revealed that the truck driver lost control due to mechanical fault (brake failure) while at top speed, before ramming into the vehicles ahead of it.

“Unfortunately an adult male (bus driver) lost his life to the incident while the injured victims (4) four in number (3) Three males (1) one female were transported to hospital for further medical attention after being attended to by the Agency’s Paramedics.

“The Agency’s LRT, FRSC, Agency’s Paramedics and NPF were the responders present at the scene.

“Recovery operation was put on hold as the atmosphere was charged with street
urchins attacking people at the scene.
However, the remains of the deceased were bagged and handed over to the relatives.

“The Agency thereafter requested for police coverage to manage the safety of our first responders,” the agency said in a statement.

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