Once again, fallen container kills 5 in Lagos


TRAGEDY struck yesterday at Alakija bus -stop, on the Lagos/ Badagry Expressway when a con­tainer fell off a truck, killing three commercial motorcyclists (okada riders) and two of their passengers.
The driver of the trailer marked KRD526XP was enroute Bada­gry when he ran into the bus EPE972XH.
The deceased have since been deposited in the morgue, while the injured were rushed to a near­by hospital .
A witness, Jubril Omolade, said: “Five persons died.I am an Okada rider. We were waiting for passengers at the bus-stop when the trailer rammed into a bus at the bus stop. I think the driver and the conductor had gone to eat, so, there was no passenger in the bus. The container on the truck fell off and killed three of our men and two passenger who were try­ing to board an Okada. One of my friends, Wasiu sustained serious leg injury”
Confirming the incident, General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr. Michael Akin­dele, said the agency deployed heavy duty equipment to remove the fallen container and the bus off the road.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, said the force was investigating.

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