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Friday, July 27, 2018

Container falls on cars in Apapa

A container reportedly fell off a truck today in Lagos, and according to a Twitter user @i_am_anomeli, no life was lost in the accident.
Container falls on cars in Apapa lailasnews

However he wondered how many such accidents will occur, before the government will act to save lives and properties. His tweet reads;

Another fallen container on Liverpool Road just before Tin Can Island Port in Apapa. Luckily no one died. How many of these accidents have to happen before our govt does something to stop it?
Few months ago, it was reported that a three-year-old boy and three others were killed truck carrying a container, lost its truckhead on Kara Bridge  on the Lagos-Ibadan Express way. The truckhead plunged into the nearby river, while the container fell on a motorcycle on which the boy and her mother were riding. The woman and the motorcyclist are lying critically ill in hospital.
The remaining part of the truck crashed into the road median, causing traffic gridlock for hours. The traffic stretched from Kara to Ogudu on the Third Mainland Bridge. Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) General Manager Adeshina Tiamiyu said investigation showed that the truck head  detached from its body while on motion and rammed into the motorcycle.
He said: “The head of the truck plunged into Isheri Olofin River. Unfortunately, a three-year-old boy on the motorcycle lost his life while his mother had leg fracture and they have been moved to the hospital by  Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials.
“The head of the truck that plunged into the river was recovered  with the aid of a crane with support from the local divers. Three adult male were extricated and recovered from the truck head and handed over to FRSC officials who moved them down to the morgue.”
Tiamiyu said among the responders were the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), Lagos State Fire Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), police  and OP Mesa. He advised motorists, especially articulated truck drivers, to  drive within the speed limit and ensure  adherence with road safety regulations.
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