Trailer tumbles at Otedola Bridge, Lagos

Trailer tumbles at Otedola Bridge, Lagos

A trailer carrying a crane on Thursday overturned on the Otedola bridge near the Alausa secretariat in Lagos causing traffic to build in the area.



Our correspondent who passed by the bridge noticed that security operatives consisting of the Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Army, and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority were; present at the scene





All vehicular movement from the secretariat has been; diverted from the Lagos-Ibadan expressway; to CMD-Magodo road to; the link underneath the Otedola bridge back to the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.


According to reports, there was; no death recorded but the driver of the trailer sustained an injury on his right ankle



The accident occurred while the driver of the trailer was; trying to avoid a collision with a broken-down vehicle.


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Meanwhile, four persons have reportedly died from a ghastly accident involving a Toyota Hilux conveying a detachment of vigilantes.



They were accompanying the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, while en route to Mubi for a campaign engagement.


The accident which occurred around Fadamareke, in Hong Local Government, allegedly linked to overspeeding while negotiating a dangerous bend, involved a RAMP 2 Toyota Hilux van used by the Head of Fintiri’s vigilante.


Three lifeless bodies of occupants in the van that includes Bako Kaura, head of PDP’s informal security arm, and another victim identified as Adamu, Kaura’s biological son have been deposited at the mortuary of Hong Federal Medical Centre.


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