Four persons miraculously survived in Lagos on Sunday when a truck bearing a 40ft container fell on the car in which they were riding in Ojuelegba area.
According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command, four people were rescued alive.
The Corps Commander, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Lagos, signed by the Route Commander, FRSC Public Education Officer, Mrs Olabisi Sonusi saying the crash occurred around 6:38 pm at Ojuelegba inward Stadium on Funsho Williams Avenue.
It involved a 40ft-containerised truck that fell on a Toyota Camry with registration number KRD 822 FZ.
Ogungbemide said that the crash left all the occupants of the car trapped under the fallen truck.
“The four occupants trapped in the car have been rescued alive. They are being attended to by LASAMBUS.
“The recovery was carried out by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) forklift with the support of response teams of the FRSC, Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA),” Ogungbemide said.
Ogungbemide, warned owners of articulated vehicles that are not maintaining minimum safety standards to keep such off the road for the sake of innocent motoring public or face the wrath of the law.
He reaffirmed that the crash would have been more devastating if not that the container was properly twist locked.
He commended all the rescue agencies for their swift response that assisted in rescuing all the trapped victims alive.
He further commended the Lagos State Government for the availability of the state-of-the-art rescue equipment that made the operations seamless.