Bridge collapse
Bridge collapse

Tragedy Averted As Pedestrian Bridge Collapses In Lagos

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed on Sunday that no lives were lost when a section of a pedestrian bridge was badly damaged in Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday.

Director General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, told journalists on Sunday no life was lost in the incident.

Femi has assured road users that the agency is carrying out traffic operations to ensure a free flow of traffic in the area, as it is a road that links a lot of towns in Lagos, from Ojuelegba, Ikorodu and many others.

“An empty truck with registration number AAA 364 XS crashed onto the pedestrian bridge at the bus stop as a result of brake failure, thereby damaging the bridge railings.

“However, no loss of life nor injury was sustained at the scene,” Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said.

The LASEMA boss explained that one of the affected bridge railings has been successfully removed from the road with the aid of the agency’s truck and placed at the roadside where it would no longer disturb the free flow of traffic.

However, the entrance to the pedestrian bridge is closed from public use till it is fixed properly.

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