A container crushed a woman to death in Lagos

On Friday, a woman was killed by a falling container in Lagos’ Ogudu district.

The woman was inside an automobile when a fully loaded 40-foot Mack articulated truck collided with it, killing her instantly, according to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

“A fully loaded 40fts Mack articulated truck today fell on a Nissan Car (ABJ 692 BG) and instantly killed a woman at the rear of the car while the car driver survived unhurt with support by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Officials by N.N.P.C inward Estate, Alapere, Lagos,” the agency’s Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department Adebayo Taofiq said in a statement.

However, he stated that the truck driver and his motor-boy fled immediately following the disaster.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of Mack articulated 40 ft fully loaded container, while on a high speed lost control as a result of a brake failure and rammed into a moving Nissan car on motion by N.N.P.C inward Alapere, Ogudu along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos,” the law enforcement agency stated.

“Lastma Alabi Olukayode (Zone 2, Ogudu/Alapere) disclosed that Lastma handed over the evacuated dead body (woman) to policemen from Alapere Police Station.”

The rescue operation involved LASTMA officials, other first responders, and passers-by.

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