Lagos emergency officials confirm one dead, 4 injured as container laden truck crashes on 3 vehicles

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed one person dead while four others were injured in a multiple accident in Lagos on Thursday involving a MACK truck with unknown registration number conveying twin 20ft containers, a Volkswagen bus with registration number AKD 489XZ, a Highlander SUV with registration number AGL 366FP and a Toyota RAV4 with registration number AAA 353FH.

The agency noted that the truck driver lost control due to a mechanical fault (brake failure) while at top speed, before ramming into the vehicles ahead of it.

Apart from the LASEMA Response Team, the FRSC, paramedics and the police were mobilised to the scene.

LASEMA’s Permanent Secretary, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed that an adult male who was the bus driver died on the spot while the injured victims comprising three males and one female were rushed to the hospital.

The Response Team had to, however, suspend recovery operations following the tense atmosphere as hoodlums were reportedly attacking people at the scene.

The LASEMA boss said the remains of the deceased have been bagged and handed over to the relatives while the agency has requested for police cover to manage the safety of its first responders.