Update: Nine confirmed dead after container fell on fully-loaded commercial bus in Lagos
Nine persons including children have been confirmed dead in the accident that happened at the Ojuelegba axis of Lagos state today January 29.
MCI had reported earleir that a truck conveying a 20ft container landed on top of a commercial bus. The bus was said to be picking up passengers when the truck lost control and fell over the side of the bridge.
In a statement released, the Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said after suspending the container load with the aid of the Agency’s forklift and cutting off the top of the bus with light rescue equipment, a single adult woman was extricated alive and taken to the trauma centre.
He stated that the fatalities from the unfortunate incident include 4 adult males, 3 adult females, 1 boy child and 1 girl child
He added that the Agency’s Ambulance, LASG FIRE, FED FIRE, LASTMA and Nigeria Police have been working on this situation which is now concluded.
''Further investigation to be carried out by the Nigeria Police on the removal of the barriers on the bridge aimed at preventing trucks from ascending.''he said