No fewer than two persons have been reportedly dead when a truck loaded with boards and plywood tilted on the Ojuelegba Bridge, Surulere, Lagos State falls off on Tuesday evening.
Two other persons were also reportedly injured, according to an update provided by the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu.
Tiamiyu spoke with journalists at the scene of the accident; as remnants of the plywood were being cleared to ease vehicular movement in the area.
“A flat bed truck laden with plywood and finished boards tilted on top of Ojuelegba bridge and fell on three commercial buses and a Toyota Corolla Camry.
“Unfortunately, two people died while two other people sustained injuries but what we are doing now is recovery.
“We have removed the vehicles from the road and we have also taken the trucks off the bridge.
“We are now trying to clear the remnants of the plywood at Ojuelegba under-bridge and the top of the bridge.
“That vehicle was definitely overloaded and that was what I think caused the accident, ” Tiamiyu said.
He, however, advised commercial drivers to park at designated bus-stops and to stop parking indiscriminately.
“If the buses were not parked indiscriminately, the accident would not claim lives, Tiamiyu said.
“Commercial drivers should not turn Ojuelegba into a bus-stop.
“Let’s have free drive under Ojuelegba Bridge.”
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