Three feared dead as container falls off truck

BY CHARLYNE IKPE & CYNTHIA MGBEOKWERE
LAGOS — No fewer than three persons were feared dead, Tuesday, when  a container fell off an articulated truck  along Apapa/Oshodi expressway and landed on commuters waiting for buses at Otto-Wharf  bus-stop, killing three of them. Others reportedly sustained injuries.

An articulated vehicle with number plate XG 616 UWN fell at the Otto Wharf bus stop along Apapa/Oshodi expressway, Lagos, yesterday. Photo: Biodun Ogunleye.

An articulated vehicle with number plate XG 616 UWN fell at the Otto Wharf bus stop along Apapa/Oshodi expressway, Lagos, yesterday. Photo: Biodun Ogunleye.

According to reports, the driver of the truck with number plate  XG 616 UWN attempted to overtake a vehicle at the bus-stop, at about 2.30pm, and suddenly the empty container fell off, landing on unsuspecting commuters.

When Vanguard arrived the scene, a Federal Road Safety Corps official who identified himself simply as Chigbo said the truck  driver was on  high speed and could not control it when he got to the bus-stop.

The driver of  a car and two other persons waiting to board buses to their respective destinations, according to him, were affected, adding that the container was removed and the victims rushed to an undisclosed hospital.

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