One injured as container-laden truck falls on Lagos rail tracks
One person was left injured after a truck laden with a 20ft container overturned at the Oyingbo Rail Crossing, Yaba in Lagos state on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
According to a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the truck driver drove on the bad sections of the road, and overturned into the rail tracks, injuring a male passenger.
“Upon arrival at the incident scene, an articulated truck laden with a 20ft container was found at the railway crossing at the aforementioned location.
Further investigation revealed that the truck driver poorly navigated the bad sections of the road and as a result, the truck overturned onto the rail tracks. No life was lost but an adult male passerby was injured as a result of the incident.
The agency’s heavy-duty forklift has been dispatched to evacuate the truck off the rail track to eliminate a secondary train accident. Unfortunately, the operation is being hampered by miscreants at the scene. Request for armed intervention by Nigeria Police has been made,” the statement read
The truck and container were later recovered from the rail track onto a nearby lay-by.