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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Truck falls off Ojuelegba Bridge, passengers trapped

Truck falls off Ojuelegba Bridge, passengers trapped

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has confirmed
the accident which occurred along Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos on Tuesday.

It was gathered that a truck carrying plywood fell on three commercial buses and a private car under the bridge.

Confirming the incident, LASEMA General Manager, Adesina Tiamiyu,
said that no fewer than two persons were reported dead while two others
sustained injuries.

Tiamiyu, speaking to newsmen at the scene of the accident said
remnants of the plywood were being cleared to ease vehicular movement in
the area.

“A flat bed truck laden with plywood and finished boards tilted on
top of Ojuelegba bridge and fell on three commercial buses and a Toyota
Corolla Camry.

“Unfortunately, two people died while two other people sustained injuries but what we are doing now is recovery.

“We have removed the vehicles from the road and we have also taken the trucks off the bridge.

“We are now trying to clear the remnants of the plywood at Ojuelegba under-bridge and the top of the bridge.

“That vehicle was definitely overloaded and that was what I think caused the accident, ”

He, however, urged commercial drivers to park at designated bus-stops and to stop parking indiscriminately.

“If the buses were not parked indiscriminately, the accident would not claim lives.

“Commercial drivers should not turn Ojuelegba into a bus-stop.

“Let’s have free drive under Ojuelegba Bridge. ” Tiamiyu added.
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