Daily Trust

Container crushes one in Lagos

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A truck carrying container crushed a road-side hawker along Kara Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday.

A lady who was trapped under the container was rescued by emergency workers drafted to the scene.

It was learnt that the container fell on the hawker, killing him on the spot.

Some rescuers said the truck carrying a 40ft container lost control and veered off its track and ram into the median after Otedola Bridge, Lagos.

The Coordinato­r of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, appealed to motorists to exercise utmost caution while driving in this festive season.

He said a containeri­sed trailer lost control while descending towards Otedola Bridge and in the process of trying to park off the road; the container fell off the body of the vehicle and landed on top of another vehicle driven by a woman who was seriously injured.

He said the lady was rescued and taken to the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre located at Old Toll Gate by 7UP.

Earlier this morning, a lone accident was recorded at Lotto Corridor in Ogun State with a truck loaded with bamboos.

The incident occurred at about 5.20 am and it caused heavy gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan end of the road. It took almost four hours for officials to clear the obstructio­n.

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