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Another container truck falls on Ikorodu-Sagamu road

04 September 2015, 15:12

Ikorodu -  Forty-eight hours after a 40-foot container truck fell off the Ojuelegba Bridge along Funsho Williams Avenue , Lagos State, killing three persons, another incident had also occurred along the Ikorodu-Sagamu Expressway, on Friday.

No life was lost in this latest incident which occurred at Winners Bus Stop, located between Lagos State Polytechnic and Jubilee Estate in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

The truck with a Lagos licence number plate, JJJ-933 XA, was said to be ascending a hill en-route Lagos road, Ikorodu, when it lost control and fell on its side.

It fell across the entire breadth of the dual carriage way and prevented both motorists and other vehicles from using the major road.

Also read: Three killed as container crashes on vehicles in Lagos

An eyewitness, simply identified as Kabiru, who lives few meters away from the scene, said that the accident happened at about 2.30 a.m on Friday.

"We heard a loud noise and when we came to the scene, we saw that it was a container truck that had fallen.

"We didn't see the driver of the truck by the time we arrived’’.

A resident of the area, Chioma Amadi said 'this sort of accident used to happen here, and on some occasion lives are lost.'

'A similar fatal accident happened here about four years ago which claimed the life of a polytechnic lecturer's pregnant wife.'



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