Nine Feared Dead As Container Falls On Commercial Bus At Ojuelegba
By Our Reporter
Nine persons have been confirmed dead at the Ojuelegba auto crash in Lagos.
Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that total number of 9 passengers reportedly died from a fatal crash which occured around 12:45pm today between a 40ft container truck and commercial bus (korope) with registration no KTU 921YG.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the 40ft container truck lost control while ascending the Ojuelegba bridge and fell on a fully loaded commercial bus (korope) while on motion on Ojuelegba Bridge direct opposite Lagos Fire Service Station.
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) who were on the scene rescued one passenger who was trapped inside the mini commercial bus (korope) on Ojuelegba bridge, Lagos.
The passenger rescued by Lastma personnel was handed over to Medical personnel (Emergency Responder) who came to the accident scene along with Lastma Officials.
Other emergency responders at the scene include the Lagos State Fire Service, Lasema, Federal Road Safety among others.
The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba however warned motorists particularly commercial bus drivers to always be very careful while driving along with any trucks either on top of a bridge or on an expressway across the State.
He however consoled with families of those passengers that died during the accident.