8 Dead, As Container Falls On Top Of Passengers Bus At Ojuelegba Bridge (Photos)
- January 29, 2023
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A container had fallen on a bus carrying passengers at the Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos on Sunday.
According to @PoojaMedia an eyewitness (Uber driver) had said that the trailer wanted to block the bus from overtaking him.
Lastma officials on Twitter also wrote, “A container laden truck has fallen on a bus at Ojuelegba, inwards Fadeyi. Effort is currently being made towards rescue and evacuation.”
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials were seen trying to rescue the victims.
According to the agency, efforts were being made to rescue the victims. “A container laden truck has fallen on a bus at Ojuelegba, inwards Fadeyi. The effort is currently being made towards rescue and evacuation,” the statement by the Permanent Secretary of the agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, read. “Recovery of the fallen container is still ongoing, though it has been taken off on top of the minibus but is yet to be completely removed from the location, traffic is still on hold, and we have a backlog of traffic presently at Alaka.
“Kindly exercise patience or find an alternative if you are not trapped in the traffic,” he added.
An eyewitness said that the truck driver wanted to block the bus from overtaking him.
It was gathered that only one out of nine passengers involved was rescued alive.