Another container fell off Ojuelegba Bridge – Independent Observers

Another container fell off Ojuelegba Bridge

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By Kunle Adedoyin

Another container has fallen on the bridge in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State.

In recent years, the Ojuelegba bridge has been a disaster zone with different containers derailing off it,  the last incident in April had at least seven vehicles destroyed.

Saheed Olatunji, chairman of Ojuelegba NNAMORAL zone, a unit of Road Transport Employment Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), said that Tuesday’s incident resulted in gridlock.

“It happened around barracks, from where you will climb the Ojuelegba bridge. It is still there now causing traffic jam,” he said.

A security operative at the location told a section of the media that the container had more load than its capacity, which led to its fall.

“The load is too much for the body, so as it was climbing the bridge, it was rolling down. It is 40 feet tall,” he said.

A police officer at the location said there was no casualty in the incident.

“There is no casualty, this is just a minor accident,” the security operative said.

The driver narrated how the container fell off the bridge.

“As I was climbing the bridge, a bus overtook me and I had to stop. When I set out after the bus left, the gear dragged me back and the container turned and fell.

“It is not because of the break. There is no casualty. I was not the only one in the truck, we were three in number, but nothing happened to any of us.”

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