Four people were trapped on Sunday when a 40-foot container fell sideways on a Toyota car in Lagos.
The incident happened at Abati Baracks inward Stadium, along Funsho Williams Avenue Lagos.
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Daily Trust reports that the timely arrival of the emergency responders from the state emergency management agency (LASEMA) led to the rescue of the victims.
Also officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the state Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), among others were at the scene to assist in the rescue efforts.
Director-General of the LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said two people were initially rescued alive while the other two were also extricated with the help of the Agency’s forklift.
He said, “The agency activated its response plan to the incident and upon arrival at the scene of the incident, discovered a 40ft containerized truck had fallen sideways onto a Toyota car with four (4) people trapped inside the vehicle.
“The quick response of the Agency’s response team culminated in the successful extrication of two of the people inside the car.”
According to him, the third and fourth victims were also rescued alive from the car and given pre-hospital care from the Agency’s paramedic team.