Many feared dead as container falls in Lagos


Many feared dead as an unlatched container heading to Ikorodu fell on the Bus Rapid Transit lane in Lagos.

The truck, according to eye witness fell at about 8.30pm at the Agric area of Ikorodu.

The Director General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osayintolu, who confirmed the accident, said he had yet to ascertain the number of casualties.

“We have deployed our men there. I do not know the number of casualties. We are there to move the container and save lives,” he said.

An official of LASEMA confirmed the incident, adding that rescue operation was ongoing as of 9.33pm around the Agric bus stop.

The container have since been evacuated from the road to avoid traffic congestion, but the number of people rescued is still unknown as at the time of filing this report.

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