A 40ft field fell off a shifting truck at Ilasa, along the Oshodi-Apapa limited-access highway, touchdown on a commuter bus.
8 passengers, amongst them body of workers of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN were killed while others who managed to leap out of the bus sustained various ranges of injuries.
The mangled our bodies of the sufferers had been later eliminated after the field become lifted.
Identities of the FAAN group of workers were: Ajoku Chidinma, 27, a graduate of Babcock university, Ogun nation and one Chima. That they had closed from paintings final Sunday and have been on their manner domestic whilst the unexpected occurred.
Past due Chidinma’s distraught mother, who become just smarting from the death of her husband , could not be consoled as she described her daughter’s death as devastating.
“in the meantime, i used to be anticipating her to return home. I dialled her range, no response. I called her aunt whom she stayed with at Surulere. Both of us didn’t sleep until 6 am whilst a colleague of hers called me to say they were worried in an accident and that they were at the Isolo standard health center.
“whilst we were given there, we had been advised they have been no longer among the ones added in. We were stated the government health center, Yaba. When we got there, they advised us to head and check the morgue. My friend’s husband and my sons went to test the morgue, most effective to find my daughter and her colleague our bodies.
” This incident of container falling on vehicles is getting an excessive amount of. Those container drivers maintain killing humans and no one is speakme.
“My daughter become just 27 years and had plans to journey overseas for her Masters within the near future, handiest to have existence snuffed out of one of these promising female and her colleague.
“I enchantment to the authority worried to carry these people to e-book. The government must do some thing because it’s miles getting too much mainly in Lagos. I recollect there has been a time when these vans have been surely off the road within the day and have been most effective allowed to ply at night time. Now, they’re anywhere, driving recklessly. I don’t realize what they drink while driving which makes them fall on vehicles. There were several comparable cases that passed off and not anything become completed to carry justice to the victims.
“but my daughter’s can’t cross similar to that If my daughter’s case could be used to forestall those unwarranted killings, then, let it be what i have achieved. I recognize they may say i am a nobody. However I think everybody in Lagos, whether or not you have a vehicle or no longer, our lives are in chance because we come upon those trailers and boxes each day because they’re very reckless. We must champion this path together. We must not wait till extra people are killed”.
At this factor, she broke down in tears afresh as sympathisers tried to console her.
Persevering with, she said, ” I sent a cousin to the Ilasa police station and the Police said they could not trace owner of the truck. We have been told that the driving force and conductor took off with the truck’s details. Again we had been advised that proprietor of the truck known as to say he changed into coming. However not anything has been heard thus far. All I call for is justice for my overdue laughter. Chidinma become my first daughter