How Dangote Truck Crushed Six To Death Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown In Lagos

April 1, 2020
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According to Premium Times, an unregistered Dangote Cement truck has crushed six people in a taxi to death, an official has said.

The accident occurred at Epe Long-bridge, Epe Expressway of Lagos State.

The taxi and the truck were operating despite a lockdown imposed on Lagos by the federal government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the accident involved the Dangote truck and a commercial taxi conveying seven people.

Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director General of LASEMA, told PREMIUM TIMES that the accident happened at 7 p.m. on Tuesday

“Preliminary report on the accident revealed that a Dangote Cement silo truck with unknown registration number fell on a fully loaded commercial taxi OPEL car with registration number SMK-312ES,” he said.

“Investigations revealed that a total of 7 people were in the crushed car with 6 of them having lost their lives on or shortly after impact while efforts are ongoing by the response team to extricate the single adult man who is alive but remains trapped beneath the silo truck.”

Mr Oke-Osanyintolu added that the LASEMA heavy duty equipment was deployed to extricate the single adult man “Lekan” who survived the accident.

The remains of the other six passengers have been transported to the morgue, he said.

“This is a challenging time for the state and even the responders and Lagos is a challenged city, why is it difficult for people to keep to a simple directive? We are appealing that everyone keeps to the simple rule,” Mr Oke-Osanyintolu said of the stay at home directive.

He said such a small vehicle having more than the required number of passengers also increased the fatality.

He enjoined Lagos residents to support the government by obeying the directives given.

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