Five killed as goods containers fall on commercial bus in Lagos

Two fallen 40 feet containers have killed five occupants of an 18–seater passenge bus in Ojota just as three persons survived the accident.

The accident happened at around 3:00 a.m. this morning. Both vehicles were facing the Maryland end of Ojota when the incident happened.

Three trapped survivors have been rescued and taken to the Lagos State General Hospital, Ikeja, while the bodies of those that died in the accident have been deposited at the mortuary.

As at the time of writing this report, rescue and evacuation exercise by LASEMA and Rapid Response Squad have been completed.

The MACK truck conveying two containers with the registration number AKD 663 XF and the 18–seater passenger bus with the registration number FST 944 XR have been taken to LASEMA yard, Oshodi.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, who was at the scene of the rescue and evacuation operation advised truck owners and drivers to always fasten containers to trucks to forestall a repeat of the incidence on our roads.

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