Many Feared Dead As Plywood Falls Off Ojuelegba Bridge
No fewer than two people have been killed while many others are feared dead after piles of plywood fell off the Ojuelegba Bridge, Lagos State.
The PUNCH learnt that the incident happened around 8pm on Tuesday.
A source at the scene said three commercial buses and a car belonging to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital were trapped under the plywood.
“There is pandemonium everywhere. The truck was ascending the bridge when the plywood fell. The truck is still on the bridge. Three commercial buses and a car belonging to LUTH have been trapped. I don’t know if there are people in the commercial buses.”
It was learnt that officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency were coordinating the rescue operation, which also involved officials of the state fire service.
One of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said two people had been reported dead.
He explained that three commuters had been rescued, adding that the operation was ongoing.