No fewer than four people were killed and five others injured yesterday in Lagos State, when a truck carrying container lost control and rammed into five vehicles in Ketu area of the ever busy Ikorodu Road.
Our correspondent learnt that among the victims was a pregnant woman.
It was gathered that the incident took place when many were on their way to work and it resulted in a heavy traffic build up on Ikorodu Road as many rushed to the scene to witness the incident.
Witnesses said among the victims were passers-by who were crushed when the container fell on them.
An eyewitness who gave her name as Blessing Alonge told our reporter that the trailer conveying the unlatched container was heading to Ikorodu from Ketu on the Ikorodu road but lost control.
“It was in the process of trying to control the vehicle that the container which was not latched to the body lost balance and landed on the affected vehicles.”
Confirming the incident, the Lagos Sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Hyginus Omeje, said four people lost their lives, adding that five others were injured and five commercial vehicles involved were badly damaged.
Omeje said, “four people lost their lives, five vehicles were involved and five people were injured. Altogether, there is a total of ninecasualties.”
Our correspondent learnt that all those injured in the incident have been taken to the various hospitals for medical attention.
Despite the fact that the Lagos State government had outlawed use of unlatched containers on Lagos roads during the day time, the articulated trucks have continued to ply the roads, endangering the lives of the commuters.
DoroPrince 24 Jan 2015 22:31