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    Container Crushes Eko Meat Van Driver, Aide

    The two containers that fell on Eko Meat Van this morning at Ikeja, killing two persons. PHOTO: OLUWASANMI JOSEPH

    An unstrapped container fell off Thursday and crushed two persons to death, according to eyewitnesses. The victims are believed to be the driver of an Eko Meat Van and his assistant.
    The van was crushed  along Agege Motor Road, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
    Eyewitness said six other injured victims were immediately taken to hospital for treatment.

    One of the witnesses said what caused the accident at about 9.30 a.m was that a truck conveying two 20 feet containers rammed into an Eko Meat Van when some policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, were chasing a commercial motorcycle operator, Okada, plying the prohibited Agege Motor Road.
    The driver of the truck apparently lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the meat van.
    The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Lagos, Mr. Tunde Shobulo who was at the scene of the crash said he was not aware that the police were chasing an okada rider which resulted in the accident.
    He claimed that the van was driving against traffic and crashed into the oncoming truck whose driver lost control because of the heavy load it was carrying.
    He said Lagos State government has prohibited trucks from moving in the  day without strapping the containers.
    “You can see the magnitude of the accident,” he said.
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