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Four trapped as truck falls on car in Lagos

Four persons were on Sunday evening trapped after a 40ft containerised truck fell on a saloon car around Abalti Barracks along Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere in Lagos.

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It was gathered that the truck, which was heading towards Stadium, fell sideways and landed on a Toyota car with four occupants.

The Director General (DG) Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said two of the trapped victims have been extricated from the vehicle.

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Oke-Osanyintolu said the victims were alive, adding that the remaining two have been recovered from the car and taken to the hospital for medical attention.

He said: “The agency has activated its emergency response plan in response to the fallen container along Funso Williams Avenue (Abalti Barracks). Traffic control is underway.

“The quick response of the agency’s response team culminated in the successful extrication of two of the people inside the car.

“The third and fourth victims have also been rescued alive from the car and are receiving pre-hospital care from the agency’s paramedic team.

“The agency’s heavy Forklift Goliath is at the incident scene alongside LASTMA, Nigeria Army, Police and FRSC. Operation ongoing.”

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