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Articulated truck kills one, injures two in Lagos



Articulated truck in lagos

Director-General Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said an accident which involved a 40ft container-laden articulated vehicle had claimed one life while two people sustained injuries in Ogudu, Lagos.

Oke-Osanyintolu made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday.

According to him, on arrival at the scene at Ogudu “under bridge” inward Ojota, it was observed that there was a lone vehicle – a Mack truck loaded with 2 x 20ft containers.

“Further investigation revealed that the aforementioned articulated truck with an unknown registration number lost control while driving at top speed.

“It subsequently fell on its side and trapped three persons in the truck.

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“The LASEMA responders sprang into action by extricating the victims with the aid of light rescue equipment.

“Two adult males were rescued, while an adult female unfortunately lost her life.

“The two casualties were taken to the nearest trauma centre for medical care. The remains of the deceased have been transported to the nearby morgue for processing,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

The truck had been recovered by LASEMA’s equipment ‘Goliath’ (a Kalmar Forklift that can carry up to 45 tonnes of metal), while other agencies managed the resultant traffic delays (NAN).

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