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How Three 40ft Containers Fell In Lagos



Three 40ft containers fell in different areas of Lagos state on Friday.

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The incidents come less than 24 hours after a train and a BRT bus was involved in a ghastly accident killing six persons and injured dozens.

The incidents, according to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) happened in the Ikeja Underbridge, Mile 12, and Ojuelegba areas of the state.


LASTMA said the first incident happened around 6:55 am when a 40ft container fell off a trailer on the Ojuelegba bridge inward Stadium.

According to LASTMA, traffic was diverted on the bridge as the incident blocked the entire main carriageway.

LASTMA tweeted, “#Ojuelegba #RoadIncident A 40ft container fell off a trailer on Ojuelegba bridge inward Stadium blocking the entire main carriageway now. Diversion in progress thru the Ojuelegba service lanes.

“Men of the Nigerian Police Force are already on the ground as a mechanism for evacuation has arrived.”

In another update, the agency said the second incident happened near the General Hospital at Ikeja Underbridge.

LASTMA noted that the container fell at 7 am and needed to be offloaded before recovery could be done.

The tweet read, “#RoadIncident. A fallen 40-foot container-laden truck fell at General Hospital under the bridge Ikeja. It needs to be offloaded before recovery is done. Personnel fully on the ground managing traffic accordingly.”

Also on Friday afternoon, the traffic management authority tweeted that another container had fallen along the Mile 12 area of Ikorodu road, stating that there is currently no access through the service lane.

LASTMA also noted that recovery efforts are ongoing, stating that officials were already on the ground. It also noted that there were no casualties recorded.

The agency tweeted, “A fallen 40ft container at Demurin junction inwards Ile Ile/Mile 12, there is no access through the service lane presently.

“Effort is on for recovery while our officers are on scene managing the situation effectively. No casualties recorded.”

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