2 killed as 20-ft container falls on bus in Lagos

Fallen container crush bus in Ojota

Two persons died on Sunday while three others were injured when a 20-feet container fell on a commercial bus in Ilasamaja along the Oshodi-Badagry Expressway, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed.

LASEMA director-general Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said the corpses and injured persons were taken to Isolo General Hospital by LASEMA Responder.

Oke-Osanyintolu said those who died had been identified as a male and female.

He said when the LASEMA Responder got to the scene,  it discovered that  a truck with registration number SGM 715 XA and loaded with a 20-ft container had collided with a commercial bus discharging passengers under the bridge at Ilasamaja at about 7p.m.

Oke-Osanyintolu said the impact of the fallen truck led to the immediate death of two passengers.

He added that three other passengers, including the bus driver, were rescued with injuries and had been transferred to Isolo General Hospital by LASEMA’’s Responder.

“Another three passengers  escaped unhurt.

“The dead and the injured had been transferred to Isolo General Hospital by LASEMA Responder,” he said.