It was a black Tuesday in Lagos when, amid the chaos that has been brought about by coronavirus, a Dangote cement truck fell upon a commercial vehicle, crushing 6 lives to death at the spot.

In his statement, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said, “On arrival at the scene, a Dangote Cement silo truck with unknown registration number was discovered to have fallen on a fully loaded commercial taxi OPEL car with registration number SMK-312ES. Investigations revealed that a total of seven passengers were in the crushed car with six of them having lost their lives on or shortly after impact while efforts are ongoing by the response team to extricate the single adult man who is alive but remains trapped beneath the silo truck.”

This incident is coming after the president of Nigeria, on Sunday, ordered a 14-day lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja (from 11 pm, Monday, March 30, 2020) in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.


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