Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Three die, two injured as container falls off truck

Three persons have died while two others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred on Tuesday at Akinhale village, Ewekoro, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ogun State.

The accident occurred when the driver of an Iveco truck, with number plate AAA 912 XK, reportedly lost control of the vehicle.

According to an eyewitness, the container detached from the truck and crushed three people to death after it veered off the road into the bush.

The spokesperson for the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident in a statement.

Akinbiyi said the truck was on top speed when the driver lost control and the vehicle’s body detached from the head as a result of not being properly latched.

He added that among the victims was the driver of the truck.

Akinbiyi explained that the vehicle had been evacuated to the Ewekoro Divisional Police Station, while the victims’ corpses had been deposited in the Ifo General Hospital morgue.