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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Photos: Father and his two children among those crushed to death by container at Ojota on their way back from RCCG Redemption Camp

One of the three survivors in the accident involving a trailer container that fell on a commercial bus at Ojota on Saturday, revealed that a father and his two children were among five crushed to death.

Recounting his narrow escape from the tragic incident, the survivor simply identified as Ifeanyi said the bus was conveying them from the Redemption Camp to Lagos after the monthly Holy Ghost Service of the RCCG.

Ifeanyi, who was sitting in the back with another survivor, said another lady crushed to death was resting her head on his lap, when the container fell on the bus. Also killed was the driver identified as Charles.

The General Manager LASEMA Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, who confirmed the incident revealed that the articulated truck with registration number AKD 663 KF conveyed 40ft container Laden with plywood fell on Volkswagen commercial bus (Danfo) with registration number FST 944 XR which the passengers were trapped.

"The Agency's ERT received a distressed call via the CRM regarding an accident at Ojota Bus stop on the 8th July, 2017. About 4:02am.This prompted the immediate activation of the Agency's ERT to the scene of the  incident. 

The prompt intention by the LASEMA Response Unit led to the rescue of three victims and were taken to the Trauma Centre Toll Gate, while 5 dead bodies trapped in the bus were extricate by the LASEMA Team and were taken to Ikorodu General Hospital Mortuary"
Mr Jamiu advised articulated truck drivers and owners to exercise caution and avoid over loading and also ensure that their vehicles are road worthy.

22 comments:

Tony said...

I hate trucks with container passing by my side, the containers are to be tied to the truck

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but those hausa drivers won't believing it's size and weight is enough for it to be balanced.Authorities should step up their policy on road safety, especially when connected to container haulages.

Dupsy B said...

It must have been as a result of bad roads. RIP to the dead. The injured, God's speed for your healing.

lami said...

So sad, Weldon LASEMA

Joyous babe,Linda Ikeji First Cousin said...

Nawa o, may their souls rip.

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Anonymous said...

Woow

Anonymous said...

What a sad news . may their souls rest in peace....aka Tosky

Mr 47 said...

May their soul find peace...

Phamous said...

When will Nigeria eradicate this repeated menace on our roads? I even saw one of the 40ft truck recently on top speed. Boko haram on one side, Baddoo on d other side, herdsmen too doing their killings. And here are truck drivers also helping to increase death toll in Nigeria.

uniquebeauty said...

The man that died attend the master place of rccg on gbagada expressway, he was head of sanitation dept. May the souls of the departed rest in peace, amen

livingstone chibuike said...

May dere souls Rip

Vivian Reginalds said...

sad
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pioneer m said...

I don't blame truck drivers but the ilretrate government of Nigeria that can't make a rule to container truck drivers; but instead killing innocent citizens and tax payers on daily basis. I don't really blame anybody that called Nigeria a zoo. Our mumu never do? We now witness flood in lekki, no country will invest such area without putting a lot of link road plus flyover at least good exit incase of emergency. I really pray for Nigeria" people die carelessly for lack of government.

pioneer m said...

I don't blame truck drivers but the ilretrate government of Nigeria that can't make a rule to container truck drivers; but instead killing innocent citizens and tax payers on daily basis. I don't really blame anybody that called Nigeria a zoo. Our mumu never do? We now witness flood in lekki, no country will invest such area without putting a lot of link road plus flyover at least good exit incase of emergency. I really pray for Nigeria" people die carelessly for lack of government.

dee boi said...

It's well... dee

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ken christy said...

So sad! May their souls rest in peace, Amen!!!

Anonymous said...

What's all these trash this companies think they doing. This isn't accident but pure murder.They should get them to court and sue the hell out of them

Anonymous said...

I blame this on bad roads and the inspection safety that regulate container trucks in Nigeria.
The Government need to step up on safety

NELLY EZEH said...

RIP

Stanley Nweke said...

So this is how Bro Charles and his wonderful his children Peculiar and his sister lost their lives. This is indeed a wicked world. Such a hard working man. How on earth will the wife and aged mother bear this? Oh Lord God, we can not question you if not, I would've asked load of questions. May their soul rest in Peace.

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