LASTMA Confirms Three 40ft Containers Fell In Different Areas Of Lagos On Friday
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has confirmed that three 40-foot containers fell in different locations in Lagos on Friday.
In a tweet via its verified Twitter page, LASTMA announced that the container fell from a trailer on the Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos at around 6:55 am on Friday.
The agency reported that because the accident blocked the whole main carriageway, traffic on the bridge was redirected. Fortunately, no casualties were reported.
LASTMA tweeted, “#Ojuelegba #RoadIncident A 40ft container fell off a trailer on Ojuelegba bridge inward Stadium blocking the entire main carriageway now. Diversion is in progress thru the Ojuelegba service lanes.
“Men of the Nigerian Police Force are already on the ground as a mechanism for evacuation has arrived.”
The second accident happened at Ikeja Underbridge, close to the General Hospital.
The container dropped from a trailer at about 7 a.m., according to LASTMA, and had to be unloaded before an evacuation could begin.
LASTMA’s tweet read, “#RoadIncident. A fallen 40-foot container-laden truck fell at General Hospital under the bridge of Ikeja. It needs to be offloaded before recovery is done. Personnel fully on the ground managing traffic accordingly.”
The third 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 casualties were recorded.
“A fallen 40-foot container at the Demurin intersection at Ile Ile/Mile 12 currently prevents access through the service lane,” LASTMA tweeted.
“Effort is on for recovery while our officers are on scene managing the situation effectively. No casualties recorded.”