Tears as Container falls off truck, crushes 9 persons to death

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Container falls off truck in Lagos, crushes 9 persons to death
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On Sunday, nine people were killed in Ojuelegba, Lagos, when a truck carrying a 20-foot container crashed into a commercial bus.

While ascending a bridge, the truck lost control, according to Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

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“Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a truck carrying a 20-foot container had landed on top of a commercial bus.

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“According to the investigation, the bus was picking up passengers when the truck lost control and plunged off the bridge.

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“A total of nine fatalities, including four adult males, three adult females, a girl, and a boy, were recovered.

“After suspending the container load using LASEMA’s forklift, a woman was extricated alive and transported to a trauma centre,” he said.

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Oke-Osanyintolu stated that LASEMA’s heavy-duty ambulance and the Lagos State Fire Service were available for a rescue operation, as well as LASTMA and Nigeria Police for traffic control.

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