Container falls on woman in Lagos, chops off leg 

Container falls on woman in Lagos, chops off leg 


A yet to be identified woman Saturday had one of her limbs severed when she got trapped under a fallen container in Lagos.

The incident happened around 6:30 pm in Iyana Ipaja area.

The victim was said to be passing when the 40-feet container fell from the bridge.

It was learnt that the young lady was in pain when she got trapped beneath the container before the arrival of officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

Sources said it was when LASEMA’s officials arrived that the trapped victim was pulled from under the container.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu, said the female victim had been taken to the hospital.

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

“She was subsequently extricated from beneath the container by the agency’s officers and taken to the hospital by officials of LASAMBUS with a severed limb,” he said.