Fallen Container

31.01.2023 Featured VIDEO: 2 Trucks Crash in Lagos, Cut Off Traffic

Published 31st Jan, 2023

By Joseph Adeiye

Just over 48 hours after a haulage truck fell over and crushed nine people to death in Ojuelegba, two more containers have crashed in the Ojota area of Lagos.

FIJ obtained video footage of residents alighting from their vehicles to trek the distance as two containers cut off traffic on one side of the road.

Emmanuel, an eyewitness, told FIJ that the gridlock stretched on the road linking Ojota to Maryland.

READ ALSO: Murder or Accident? How 9 Died on Ojuelegba Bridge on Sunday

“There were two containers lying on the road when I passed there this afternoon. They fell from the trailers carrying them and cars were stuck on that side of the road,” Emmanuel told FIJ.

“I don’t think there was any death. There were no bodies at the scene when I got there. It was just another truck disrupting traffic on the road.”

Scene of the crash in Ojota
People trekking the opposite direction after vehicles got stranded

READ ALSO: Since 2014, Ojuelegba Has Seen a Truck Accident Every Year — And 17 People Have Died

FIJ reported the fatal accident which occurred on Ojuelegba bridge in Surulere. Another video surfaced on social media showing how a truck carrying a container around Dopemu, Lagos, fell while in motion on Monday.

Lagos residents have increased calls on the state government to guarantee road safety with container trucks on main roads. 

Published 31st Jan, 2023

By Joseph Adeiye


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