The numbers of persons who lost their lives after a container fell on a bus at Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos on Sunday, January 29, have risen to nine.
The victims include: four adult males, three adult females, one boy child and one girl child. While an adult female was rescued alive and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement said investigations revealed that the bus was picking up passengers when the truck lost control and fell over the side of the bridge.
“After suspending the container load with the aid of the Agency’s forklift and cutting off the top of the bus with light rescue equipment, a single adult woman was extricated alive and taken to the tr@uma centre.
Final casualty count is 9 fatalities comprising 4 adult males, 3 adult females, one boy child and one girl child. One adult female was rescued alive,” she said.