Container-laden vehicle falls in Lagos, claims 1 life – LASEMA

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By Aisha Cole

Lagos – Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General. Management Agency (LASEMA), said an accident which involved a 40ft container-laden articulated vehicle had claimed one life while two people sustained injuries Ogudu, Lagos.

Oke-Osanyintolu made this known an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Lagos on Saturday.

A picture of LASEMA’s Response Team rescuing victims of Ogudu accident

According him, on arrival at the scene at Ogudu “ ” inward Ojota, it was observed that there was a lone vehicle – a Mack truck loaded with 2 x 20ft containers.

investigation revealed that the aforementioned articulated truck with an unknown registration loss control while driving at top speed.

“It subsequently fell on its side and trapped three persons in the truck.

“The LASEMA responders sprang into action by extricating the victims with the aid of light rescue equipment.

“Two adult males were , while an adult female unfortunately lost her life.

“The two casualties were taken the nearest Trauma Centre for care. The remains of the deceased are being transported the nearby morgue for processing,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

The truck had been recovered by LASEMA’s equipment `Goliath’ (a Kalmar Forklift that can carry 45 tonnes of metal), while agencies managed the resultant traffic delays.