The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the death of five persons after a 40ft container laden with plywood fell on a commercial bus in Lagos.
The incident happened at Ojota bus stop on Saturday evening and according to the Agency, those who survived were transported to the hospital.
In a statement, LASEMA’s General Manager Adesina Tiamiyu, said:
The agency’s emergency response team (ERT) received a distressed call regarding an accident at Ojota bus stop on the July 8, 2017, about 4:02am. This prompted the immediate activation of the agency’s ERT to the scene of the incident.
Investigation carried out by the ERT at the scene revealed that an articulated truck with registration number AKD 663 KF conveyed 40ft container laden with plywood fell on Volkswagen commercial bus (Danfo) with registration number FST 944 XR which the passengers were trapped.
The prompt intention by the LASEMA response unit led to the rescue of three victims who were taken to the Trauma Centre Toll Gate, while 5 dead bodies trapped in the bus were extricated and taken to Ikorodu General Hospital Mortuary.