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Scores trapped to death as container fell-off in Lagos

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Scores trapped to death as container fell-off in LagosThere was confusion in Lagos on Sunday as many people were killed as a container fell on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane on Ikorodu Road.

It was gathered that the accident occurred around 8.30pm at the Agric area of Ikorodu.

Finding revealed that the truck, which was heading for Ikorodu, was said to be conveying an unlatched container as many persons were trapped underneath the container.

The Director General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , Dr 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 safe 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.

Calls to the Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, for confirmation of the accident did not connect.

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