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One dies as container falls again, in Lagos

Scenes of the Ikorodu Road accident in Lagos, on Thursday.

One person reportedly died in the early hours of Thursday, in Lagos, in an accident involving  a fallen container truck and a Toyota Camry at the Onipanu area of Ikorodu Road, in Lagos.

The accident,  was said to have happened, when the driver of the  truck, lost control, tumbled  and blocked the entire expressway, thereby  making the Toyota Camry, coming behind to ram into the truck, killing the suspected truck motor boy.

The driver of the Toyota Camry was said to have  escaped without any injury.

The trapped dead body was extricated by men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Team and  taken by officials of the  State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) to the Mainland Hospital mortuary.

Confirming the incident, the General Manager, LASEMA, Michael Akindele stated that the agency received an alert via its emergency number 112/767 at about 5:28am, on Thursday, regarding the incident.

‘This prompted the immediate response of the Agency’s ERT (Emergency Response Team) to the scene of the incident.

“According to information gathered at the scene of the accident, it was revealed that the container driver lost control and tumbled blocking the entire expressway, while the Toyota Camry coming behind rammed  into the truck killing the suspected truck motor boy, while the driver of the Toyota Camry escaped without any injury.

“The trapped dead body was extricated by the LASEMA Response Team and has been taken by officials of the  State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) to the Mainland Hospital mortuary,” he stated.

While advising motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations to be able to avoid such incident, he, however, assured that proper investigations were being conducted on the incident.