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Two women feared dead as container falls in Lagos



Two women feared dead as container falls in LagosThere was serious confusion at Odo-Olowu Bus Stop, Ijesha, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, when a container fell off a truck and crushed two young women to death on Friday night.

ROYAL NEWS gathered that the incident occurred around 10.45p.m. Emergency responders have recovered the bodies and taken them to a morgue.

The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.

It was gathered that the truck, loaded with an empty 40-foot container, suddenly suffered brake failure and rammed into a stationary truck, and the container fell off.

However, the driver of the ill-fated truck was rescued by LASEMA personnel, who took the injured man to a hospital.

“Sadly, two adult females lost their lives and their remains have been transported by State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU, to the mortuary,” Oke-Osanyintolu stated.

Two women feared dead as container falls in Lagos

Vanguard reports that in recent times, cases of containers falling of trucks a killing motorists and passengers along the Oshodi-Apapa stretch have become frequent.

Two staff members of FAAN where victims earlier in the month, while on July 26, another container fell on a commercial bus, killing two. Both incidents were at Ilasa Bus Stop, a few kilometres from Odo-Olowu Bus Stop, where today’s incident occurred.

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