A container tumbled from a bridge in Ojuelegba killing three people below.
Yesterday, a heavy duty container tumbled from a trailer on the Ojuelegba bridge and landed on vehicles below. The Container reportedly skidded off the Ojuelegba bridge, in Lagos, landing on a Nissan saloon car and a Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, killing three people in the process.
The occupants of the vehicles were eventually dragged out after the container was lifted off the vehicles by 9pm.
The tumbling of the container also resulted in a multiple accidents, with fleeing motorists and commuters sustaining varying degrees of injuries in the process.
There were different accounts as to how the incident occurred. A version said the truck driver was trying to overtake another truck when the container skidded off. Another version said that the driver of the truck, who fled immediately the incident occurred, could have been drunk.
Lasisi Akeem, A 25 year old was the only survivor of the trailer accident that happened yesterday. He managed to escape from his car unhurt. He was full of praises to God.
However, the occupants of the SUV were not so lucky, 3 male adults aged from 30 – 55 years old have been confirmed dead. The trailer fell and crushed the victims who were all occupants of an SUV.