One dead as container falls in Lagos

Men of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on a rescue mission at an accident scene at 7up adjacent motorways bus stop, Outward Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the early hours of Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

One person was confirmed dead on Tuesday after a trailer conveying a 40-foot container fell at Motorways bus stop, outward Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The trailer, with registration number LSD 379 XT, developed a mechanical fault and fell on the road leaving the driver and motor boy trapped, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.

The trapped driver, Olatunji Akande, was rescued and taken to the trauma centre for treatment, the agency said, while his motor boy, identified as (Lekan) was confirmed dead and was handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

Investigation carried out at the scene by the ERT revealed that the trailer suddenly developed a mechanical fault and fell.

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