-Dangote Truck Kills Six Persons Amid Lock-down In Lagos
Not less than six persons have reportedly lost their lives along the Epe Expressway in Lagos state when a fully loaded truck fell on a taxi carrying seven persons.
The truck, which belongs to Dangote Group, was reported to have fallen on a taxi with number plate SMK – 312ES, just few minutes after the Epe Long Bridge.
It was however learnt that one of the commuters, who was still alive, was attended to by emergency responders while the remaining six persons were trapped in the crushed vehicle.
Reacting to the tragic incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, disclosed that the remains of the six dead persons would be taken to the mortuary.
He said, “On arrival at the accident scene, a Dangote Cement Silo truck with unknown number plate was discovered to have fallen on a fully-loaded OPEL commercial taxi with number plate SMK-312ES.
“Investigations revealed that a total of seven people were in the crushed car with six of them having lost their lives on or shortly after the impact. Efforts are ongoing by the response team to extricate the single adult man who is alive but remains trapped beneath the Silo truck.
It would be recalled that Lagos state was among the three states placed on compulsory 14-day curfew by the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus across the country.