Three people have been rescued after a 40ft container fell on a Toyota Corolla car in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State.
The incident happened around 8 pm, on Sunday, 24th September 2023.
It was gathered that the container-laden truck was ascending the bridge when it tripped, fell off, and crashed on the vehicle with the number plate JJJ-811-FV.
The Director, of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, in a statement, said the trapped victims include two male adults and a female.
LASTMA Rescues 3 As 40ft Container Falls On Car At Ojuelegba Bridge(See Video And Photos Here)
The statement reads, “The rescue alert which was triggered at 20:45 hours Sunday had the Sari Iganmu Rescue Crew of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service among other State Emergency Responders including sympathizers rescued alive two male adult and a female adult who are occupants of the car while trailer driver with assistant escaped.”
“The three victims are being attended to at the Lagos State Accident and Trauma Center after being administered first aid on the spot of the accident,” the statement added.
Also, in a statement signed by the LASTMA spokesman, Adebayo Taofiq, and shared on the agency’s X page, on Monday morning, September 25, three occupants of the Toyota Corolla vehicle were rescued.
Two of them were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
“Traffic Officer Olajide Olukoga ‘Bravo’ who led the Lastma rescue operations at the scene of the accident confirmed that a 40ft container fell on top of a Toyota Corolla car (JJJ 811 FB) at the top Ojuelegba bridge ambulance belonging to Lasema,” he noted.
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