On Friday, three 40-foot containers collapsed in various parts of Lagos State.
The occurrences took place in the state’s Ojuelegba, Mile 12, and Ikeja Underbridge neighborhoods.
A 40-foot container fell from a trailer on the Ojuelegba bridge inside the stadium on Friday morning at around 6:55am, according to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority. The agency reported that because the event stopped the whole main carriageway, traffic on the bridge was redirected.
“#Ojuelegba #RoadIncident,” tweeted LASTMA. The entire main carriageway is currently blocked after a 40-foot container fell off a trailer on the Ojuelegba bridge inside the stadium. A detour is currently being made via the service lanes on Ojuelegba.
Personnel from the Nigerian Police Force have already arrived on the scene as the evacuation procedure.
The second incident took place in Ikeja Underbridge, close to the General Hospital.
The cargo dropped about 7 a.m., according to LASTMA, and had to be unloaded before recovery could begin.
“#RoadIncident,” read the tweet. A truck carrying 40-foot containers fell at General Hospital under the Ikeja Bridge. Before recuperation can be completed, it needs to be offloaded. Fully staffed personnel are in charge of regulating traffic appropriately.
Another container fell near Mile 12 of the Ikorodu expressway, the traffic management authority tweeted on Friday afternoon, adding that there is now no access to the service lane.
In addition, LASTMA stated that authorities were already on the scene and that recovery attempts were still ongoing. Additionally, it mentioned that no recorded casualties existed.
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Three 40ft containers fall in Lagos
the Demurin intersection at Ile Ile/Mile 12 currently prevents access through the service lane, the agency tweeted.
While our police are on the site, recovery efforts are ongoing. effective situational management. There were no reported injuries.
Recall that two containers reportedly fell off the back of a trailer in February, stopping traffic in the region on the Mile 12 bridge heading away from Ikorodu.
Two containers also fell from the Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos in January 2023. In one of the occurrences, a commercial bus’ occupants were killed when the container crushed it.
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