Container Falls On Bus, Crushes Nine To Death In Lagos.
The nine victims recovered comprised four adult males, three adult females, a girl child and a boy child.
A 20ft laden container has fallen on a commercial bus in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State, crushing nine passengers to death.
Investigations reveal that the commercial bus was picking up passengers at the bus stop along the Ojuelegba Bridge when the truck lost control and fell over the side of the bridge.
Early responders at the scene of the incident were the officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) who suspended the container and cut off the top of the bus to rescue a woman and take her to the trauma centre.
LASEMA Permanent Secretary, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Sunday.
He explained that the nine victims recovered comprised four adult males, three adult females, a girl child and a boy child.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) also issued a terse statement confirming the accident.
According to the agency, efforts are being made to rescue the victims.