Update: 9 Passengers Died In 40ft Container, ‘Korope’ Accident In Lagos 


……9 passengers died immediately.

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) today rescued 1 fatal accident victim who was trapped inside a mini commercial bus (korope) on Ojuelegba bridge, Lagos.

The accident which occurred around 12:45pm today between a 40ft container truck and  commercial bus (korope) with registration no KTU 921YG had 9 passengers died immediately. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that the 40ft container truck lost control while ascending the Ojuelegba bridge and fell on a fully loaded commercial bus (korope) while on motion on Ojuelegba Bridge direct opposite Lagos Fire Service Station.

The only passenger  rescued by Lastma personnel was handed over to Medical personnel (Emergency Responder) who came to the accident scene along with Lastma Officials.

Other emergency responders at the scene include the Lagos State Fire Service, Lasema, Federal Road Safety among others.

The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba however warned motorists particularly commercial bus drivers to always be very careful while driving along with any trucks either on top of a bridge or on an expressway across the State.

He however consoled with families of those passengers that died during the accident. 

Adebayo Taofiq

Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department LASTMA

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