It was a sad Thursday morning in Lagos as a container fell off and crushed a man to death along Iyana-Itire, Apapa-Oshodi expressway.
The incident, which occurred around 8am, took many passers-by by surprise as they rushed to the scene of the incident, where the container crushed the brain out of the man’s head.
An eye-witness who was at the scene of the incident narrates how it happened, blaming the driver of the container for being impatient while manoeuvering through the high patches of the road.
“Nobody expected what happened today in the early hours of this morning. The gory scene that we witnessed could have been averted if the container driver was patient enough to climb the small hill at the this spot (Iyana Itire road).
“The container fell down and crushed the body of the man by the roadside, leaving the brain to spill out from his head,” the witness said.
Besides, another eye-witness also revealed that the unfortunate incident occurred after the container suddenly lost control and fell off, killing the victim in the process.
“What happened this morning took many of us by surprise as the incoming container never showed sign that it was going to fall down. It was when it got to Iyana-Itire where there was this high portion caused by the repair carried out by Julius Berger that the container suddenly fell down and crushed the young man to death,” he said.
As at the time of filling this report, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit(LRU) are already at the scene of the incident trying to remove the container from the road, while the situation had extended traffic from Iyana Itire down to Iyana Isolo road.
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