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Protest As Trailer Crushes Four To Death In Ikorodu

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Commuters were forced to trek a long distance in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Friday after a trailer crushed four persons to death.

Reports reaching Naija News revealed that the incident had happened on Thursday evening, however, four out of the five people involved in the accident died on Friday morning while the other survived with severe injuries.

The horrible incident reportedly happened at the First Gate-Lagos State Polytechnic axis of the Ikorodu road. Protesters, including transporters on the road, set up a born fire and blocked the road, urging the government to pay urgent attention to it.

An eyewitness while lamenting the roughness of the road, described it as a “death trap”.

He said, “Five people were involved yesterday. Four of them died and one was badly injured. The contractor has abandoned the project and claimed that the Federal Government has not paid.

“The Federal Government should look into this and do something about it urgently. This road has been abandoned. This is a hill and trailers fall easily. It is less than 200 metres. The contractors must return to the site. We cannot be allowing people to die here.”

However, policemen have been deployed to restore order in the area.

See below videos from the scene as shared by [@Gidi_Traffic]:

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