Three Dead, Two Injured In Ojuelegba Truck Accident

Three Dead, Two Injured In Ojuelegba Truck Accident

 

Three people were killed and two others injured in the truck accident that occurred on the Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos State.

The General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Adesina Tiamiyu, confirmed this to Channels Television on Tuesday.

PHOTOS: Lagos Truck Accident Kills Three, Injures Two

He made the disclosure after a truck with an unknown registration number, conveying a huge load of plywood, swerved and poured its contents down the bridge.

The LASEMA boss also clarified that the truck did not fall off the bridge as reported earlier and that four other vehicles were involved in the accident.

He said, “As we are; three people died, two people injured.  Initially, two people died and after some time, one more person among those who were initially injured eventually died.”

LASEMA GM, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu

 

“We got a call at about 8:25 pm from the call system that a truck fell of the bridge in Ojuelegba but when we got here, we discovered that a truck actually did not fall off the bridge but content at the back of the truck which are mainly plywood.

“Obviously overloaded and when it got to the bridge, it tilted and half of the content fell off the bridge and landed on top of four other vehicles – three yellow danfo (commercial) buses and a Toyota Corolla car,” Tiamiyu revealed at the scene of the incident.

He stressed further that the bridge was consequently shut down and vehicles were diverted to enable officials of LASEMA and other emergency agencies to clear off the bridge to prevent a secondary incident.

Agencies who also took part in the rescue effort include the Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and the Red Cross.

Others are LRT, LASTMA, Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), Lagos State Fire Service, and the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps.

Tuesday’s incident is the latest of similar accidents that have claimed lives in the Ojuelegba bridge axis in the last three years.

One of the incidents in September 2015 killed three members of the same family.

Fire Guts Commercial Bus In Lagos

Fire Guts Commercial Bus In LagosIt was a sad day in Lagos, as an 18-seater yellow bus heading towards Ojuelegba area of the state was engulfed by fire.

The incident occurred on Monday, April 17, at the Alaka Bridge, very close to the National Stadium in Surulere.

It is not clear exactly how many people were on the bus, but witnesses said there were passengers who could not be rescued due to the intensity of the fire.

Channels Television also gathered that the wounded victims have been taken to an undisclosed hospital.

In another accident in the Gbagada area of Lagos, two persons lost their lives in an auto crash which involved a commercial bus and a taxi.

A statement by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the bodies have been moved to the Lagos Mainland Hospital Mortuary.

The agency added that emergency responders also rescued 14 other persons who sustained various degrees of injuries.

Safety Professional Gives Tips On Fire Prevention

fire professionalFire and Safety Professional, Debbie Windele, has advised Nigerians to always turn off their change over when they are not at home to prevent electrical surge that could cause fire disasters.

For those that leave their refrigerators or freezers on and travel, she suggested that they should stock their refrigerators or freezers with ice blocks which would take some days before it melts.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Mrs Windele stressed the need for everyone to avoid situations that could lead to fire outbreak, emphasising that it was easier to avoid fire outbreak than to contain it.

“When there is a fire disaster in your home you cannot savage anything, you are prone to losing all your property,” she added.

She is of the opinion that since a good policy was not yet in place to take care of people’s belongings destroyed by fire, people should take responsibility for their actions.

For devices used to check the amount of power coming into the electrical appliances, she stated that sometimes the products sold in Nigeria’s market are “substandard” and could be the major cause of fire disasters in homes, offices or market places.

In the recent Ojuelegba incident of a tanker getting burnt on the road, she called on the Lagos State Government to set policies in place that would check road worthiness of tankers and trailers plying the roads to prevent multiple accidents or fire disasters.

Mrs Windele advised that every home, offices, market place should have a smoke detector which would raise an alarm before fire starts.

Fully Loaded Petrol Tanker Catches Fire At Ojuelegba

Tanker-fireBarely three months after a container fell off Ojuelegba Bridge in Lagos State killing three people, there’s been another incident at Ojuelegba Bridge albeit with no life lost.

A tanker fully loaded with petrol at 3am this morning causing a huge explosion.

Four buses parked under the bridge were completely burnt while some houses along the canal were substantially affected.

The situation caused huge traffic jams along the Ojuelegba/ Western Avenue axis causing diversion of vehicles by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and men of the Nigeria police.

The fire was however put out with no casualty recorded.

Ojuelegba Container Accident Suspect Arrested, Says Lagos CP

CP-Lagos-owoseniThe Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Fatai Owoseni, said on Monday that the person suspected to be responsible for a recent trailer accident that occurred at Ojuelegba, in Lagos State, has been arrested and charged.

The CP said that the owner of the truck was also in Police custody.

According to him, the suspect is said to be charged for contravention of traffic laws and manslaughter.

Speaking to Channels Television, Mr Owoseni stated that one of the best ways to prevent such occurrences was to twist-lock the container on the truck.

He also said that other measures would be to ensure that containers that are not twist-locked do not leave the port.

“We won’t even allow those trucks that are carrying containers that are not twist-locked to get out of the port”.

The Police Commissioner further said that plans were on to establish a collaboration with the Ports Authority and other stakeholders, to check the tonnage of the trucks before they carry equipment.

 

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