Pictorial: Eight Die As Container Falls On Commercial Bus At Ojuelegba
A Container-laden truck fell on a commercial bus at Ojuelegba claiming eight lives.
TheTimes reports that tragedy struck at Ojuelegba, Surulere Local Government Area, of Lagos State, on Sunday, when a container-laden truck fell on a commercial minibus, popularly called “Korope”, killing eight occupants in the process.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials were seen trying to rescue the victims.
According to the agency, efforts were being made to rescue the victims.
A statement iisued by the Permanent Secretary of the agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, read: “A container laden truck has fallen on a bus at Ojuelegba, inwards Fadeyi. The effort is currently being made towards rescue and evacuation,”
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“Recovery of the fallen container is still ongoing, though it has been taken off on top of the minibus but is yet to be completely removed from the location, traffic is still on hold, and we have a backlog of traffic presently at Alaka.
“Kindly exercise patience or find an alternative if you are not trapped in the traffic,” he added.
An eyewitness said the truck driver wanted to block the bus from overtaking him.