Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)
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Container-Laden Vehicle Falls In Lagos, Claims One – LASEMA

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has stated that an accident involving a 40ft container and a smaller vehicle had caused the death of one life while two others sustained various degree of injuries in Ogudu, Lagos.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed this in an interview with the newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.

According to him, when he arrived at the scene of the incident at Ogudu under bridge around Ojota axis, it was observed that there was a lone vehicle and a Mack truck loaded with 2 x 20ft containers.

The Director-General narrates,

“Further investigation revealed that the aforementioned articulated truck with an unknown registration number loss control while driving at top speed.

“It subsequently fell on its side and trapped three persons in the truck.

“The LASEMA responders sprang into action by extricating the victims with the aid of light rescue equipment.

“Two adult males were rescued, while an adult female, unfortunately, lost her life.

“The two casualties were taken to the nearest Trauma Centre for medical care. The remains of the deceased are being transported to the nearby morgue for processing.”

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