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40-ft container falls off truck, crushes two women to death



group of unidentified LASEMA officials

A tragic scene played out at Odo-Olowu Bus Stop, Ijesha, located along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, when two young women were crushed to death after a 40-foot container fell on both of them.

The incident was confirmed by the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who informed that the incident happened on Friday around 10.45p.m.

According to Oke-Osanyintolu, the truck, loaded with an empty 40-foot container, suddenly suffered brake failure and rammed into a stationary truck, thus unsettling the container which fell off the truck crushing the two unidentified women to death.

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“Sadly, two adult females lost their lives and their remains have been transported by State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU, to the mortuary,” Oke-Osanyintolu stated.

He however stated that the driver of the ill-fated truck was rescued by LASEMA personnel, who took the injured man to a nearby hospital for treatment after the tragic incident.

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