Two people were killed and four others injured in another incident involving a container truck on Tuesday in Lagos State. The wounded are two pregnant women and two children.
The accident occurred around 12 p.m. at Ikotun and involved a loaded container truck with registration number, JJJ 125, and four tricycles.
The accident happened 48 hours after nine people were crushed by a container on Sunday when it fell off a truck onto a passenger bus at Ojuelegba, Lagos.
Operatives of the Louisiana State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) who rescued the victims confirmed that the driver of one of the tricycles and a passenger died instantly.
The spokesperson of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, said a preliminary investigation revealed that the container truck suffered a brake failure.
In a statement, the Chairman of the Lagos chapter of MURIC, Dr. Busari Muhammad Jamiu, said the Ojuelegba incident was not the first, as Lagosians had witnessed myriad tanker explosions and the falling of containers on road users.
The statement reads in part: “There must be a framework on how, where, and when these trucks and lorries are loaded, parked, and moved around in Lagos to avert the incessant loss of lives and property of Lagosians.” A stitch in time saves nine. Therefore, LASG must not wait until another such tragedy is recorded before taking a proactive step. “The time to act is now!”.
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