Container falls on Ojuelegba bridge

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Container falls on Ojuelegba bridge

PHOTO: SHIPS & PORTS/John Omoaka

A container has fallen on the bridge in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos state.

Different containers have been involved in accidents on the bridge, the last being in April when at least seven vehicles were destroyed.

The Chairman of Ojuelegba unit of Road Transport Employment Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Saheed Olatunji, said the latest accident “happened around barracks, from where you will climb the Ojuelegba bridge”.

“It is still there now causing traffic jam,” he said.

An eyewitness told SHIPS & PORTS that the container truck appeared to have been overloaded.

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

 

Container falls on Ojuelegba bridge

PHOTO: SHIPS & PORTS/John Omoaka

The driver of the truck blamed the break for the accident.

He said, “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.”