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Container falls on Commercial Bus in Lagos | 5 Deaths Recorded



Container falls on Bus in Ojota, Casualties RecordedA double container fell on a commercial bus in Ojota, Lagos on Saturday morning, killing at least five people.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has carried out rescue operations on the scene, with survivors transported to the hospital.

LASEMA’s General Manager Adesina Tiamiyu, said:

The agency’s emergency response team (ERT) received a distressed call regarding an accident at Ojota bus stop on the July  8, 2017, about 4:02am. This prompted the immediate activation of the agency’s ERT to the scene of the incident.

Investigation carried out by the ERT at the scene revealed that an articulated truck with registration number AKD 663 KF conveyed 40ft container laden with plywood fell on Volkswagen commercial bus (Danfo) with registration number FST 944 XR which the passengers were trapped.

The prompt intention by the LASEMA response unit led to the rescue of three victims who were taken to the Trauma Centre Toll Gate, while 5 dead bodies trapped in the bus were extricated and taken to Ikorodu General Hospital Mortuary.

See photos below:

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Photo Credit: Twitter – @lasemasocial


  1. adeola

    July 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Maersk is notorious for this they really need to be sanctioned five lives just like that. A loss that could have been avoided

  2. Wale Vintage

    July 8, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    All container trucks leaving the any facility must be inspected to make sure the containers are properly secured on the vehicles before they let them out of the facilities. They should also make the inspectors and driver sign they were inspected so someone can be held responsible for these avoidable accidents. The families should sue mersk. It is an international brand with deep pocket.

  3. Tos

    July 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Our government needs to start placing premium on lives, why are these containers moving during the day? They should have alloted time to move. This is really sad!

  4. Bad

    July 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    So sad… it was a horrible sight, I passed there this morning and lashed out bitterly at my driver… when we heard what happened, first thing he said was ‘wetin people dey do for inside danfo at 4:00am?’
    As if it would have been okay if the container fell on the vehicles at 12 noon
    Please let our thoughts and prayers be with families of the deceased and survivors
    This safmarine abi maersk should not go unpunished… I know they outsource transportation of containers and trailer maintenance but even then
    God please accept our lost loved ones

  5. truth

    July 8, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Bad roads are responsible for container falling down, even if you belt them

  6. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    July 8, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    ??? While we wait for the government to do something about these trailers of death, we the people should learn to give them chance especially inside traffic or on bad roads. A little patience never hurts anyone


    • tunmi

      July 8, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Most of our problem is we the people but it’s easier to blame the “untouchable” govt

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