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Woman Killed as 40ft Container Falls on Car in Alapere




A woman has been killed in an accident which occured in Alapere, Lagos on Fiday morning. According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), a fully loaded 40-feet Mack articulated truck fell on a Nissan Car with the registration number: ABJ 692 BG and instantly killed the woman at the rear of the car while the car driver survived unhurt

A statement issued by LASTMA’s Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment, Adebayo Taofiq confirmed that the driver of the Mack articulated truck with his motor-boy ran away immediately the fatal accident occurred.

Taofiq said: “Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of Mack articulated 40 ft fully loaded container, while on a high speed lost control as a result of a brake failure and rammed into a moving Nissan car on motion by N.N.P.C inward Alapere, Ogudu along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos.”
He added that LASTMA officer, Alabi Olukayode (Zone 2, Ogudu/Alapere) disclosed that the agency handed over the evacuated dead body (woman) to Police men from Alapere Police Station.

According to Zebra Alabi Olukayode, “LASTMA officials and passers-by including the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU) were involved in the rescue operations.

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