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One killed, two injured as container-laden truck crashes in Lagos

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One killed, two injured as container-laden truck crashes in Lagos

A yet-to-be-identified woman has been confirmed dead in a lone accident involving a container-laden truck in Lagos on Saturday.

It was gathered that the Mack container-laden truck crashed under the bridge in Ogudu, inbound Ojota area of Lagos State.

The container on the truck was said to have fallen off and trapped three victims, including the woman who reportedly died on the spot.

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According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), two men were rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment by LASEMA officials while the remains of the woman were evacuated and deposited in a morgue.

LASEMA wrote on its official Twitter page:

On arrival at the scene it was observed that there was a lone vehicle – a Mack truck loaded with two (2) x 20 ft containers. The aforementioned truck with an unknown registration number lost control while driving at top speed. It subsequently fell on its side trapping three persons.

“LASEMA Responders sprung into action by extricating the victims with the aid of light rescue equipment. Two (2) adult males were rescued, while an adult female unfortunately lost her life.

“The two casualties were taken to the nearest Trauma center for medical care, the remains of the deceased transported to the nearby morgue for processing. The containers are presently being recovered by the Agency’s Goliath.

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