40-feet container falls from trailer, cuts off woman’s leg

A fallen container
A fallen container

A woman has lost one of her legs when a moving truck carrying a 40-feet container tumbled from the bridge and the container fell on her leg.

The incident happened at about 6:30pm on Saturday around the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State.

An eyewitness said that operatives of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency helped remove the victim from beneath the container.

Director-General of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu, also said the woman had been taken to the hospital.

In an update on the incident, he said, “Upon the arrival of the agency’s officials at the incident scene, it was discovered that a 40 feet container had fallen from the bridge on a female passerby who had unfortunately been trapped.

“She was subsequently extricated from beneath the container and taken to the hospital with a severed limb.”

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