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Three killed as container crashes on vehicles in Lagos

03 September 2015, 10:05

Lagos - A heavy duty container on Wednesday skidded off the Ojuelegba bridge, in Lagos, landing on a Nissan saloon car and a Sports Utility Vehicle killing three people in the process, Punch reports.

The incident, which occurred at  about 4.45pm, reportedly caused a stampede as motorists plying the ever busy route  abandoned their vehicles and fled.

This also resulted in a multiple accidents, with fleeing motorists and commuters sustaining varying degrees of injuries in the process.

A mammoth crowd besieged the scene as sympathisers attempted to rescue the trapped driver of the SUV  from the debris of his car. As at 7.20pm, efforts were still on by combined rescue teams to remove the container from the car.

Also read: Truck crushes 2 to death in Lagos

The driver of the trailer reportedly attempted to escape the scene but was apprehended by the angry mob.

The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Michael Akindele, said three persons died in the incident.

The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, South West zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the occupier of the second car escaped unhurt.

Read more at Punch

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