Tragedy occurred on Tuesday, January 31, when a full-loaded container-laden truck, crushed mini commercial tricycles, popularly called “Marwa” around Ikotun, Alimosho area of Lagos State.
It is reported that two persons di£d in the process. Recall that this came barely 48 hours when a similar accident happened, precisely last Sunday afternoon, at the Ojuelegba flyover, Surulere area of the state, which left nine passengers dead and one survivor after a container-laden truck fell on their mini commercial bus, popularly called “Korope”.
Meanwhile, in the latest accident operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, who were the first emergency responders, however, rescued four passengers from the scene.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident which occurred around 12:30 pm, involved a full-loaded container-laden truck. The driver of one of the tricycles with one passenger reportedly died on the spot. According to report, those four rescued victims by LASTMA personnel included two pregnant women and two children.
LASTMA General Manager, Bolaji Oreagba, who confirmed the casualties, added that LASTMA personnel immediately handed over those rescued victims to policemen from Ikotun Police Station who took them to General Hospital for treatment. According to him, “A preliminary investigation revealed that the full-loaded container truck had a brake failure and crushed three tricycles by a valley around synagogue when going towards Ikotun.”