Container-laden truck falls in Lagos, damages car, motorcycle

A Toyota Corolla car was damaged on the Orile-Apapa bridge in Lagos after a vehicle carrying two 20ft containers yesterday.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, who was at the scene of the accident, gathered from eyewitnesses that the truck, loaded with tiles, lost control while on top of the bridge. It fell and damaged the car.

NAN reports that officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency immediately moved in and removed the truck, with registration number MUS-34XZ, to ease traffic in the area.

An eyewitness, Mr Tunde Lawal, a clearing agent at Tincan Island Port, said that the accident happened a few minutes to 12 noon.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of Enforcement Unit, Presidential Task Team on Apapa gridlock, Mr Hakeem Olusegun, said that the accident was as a result of mechanical faults.

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