Many passengers feared dead as container falls on Danfo in Lagos



Uba Group

A 40 ft container has fallen on a fourteen-seater commercial bus popularly called ‘danfo’, fully loaded with passengers in Ojuelegba, Lagos.

The incident happened on Sunday afternoon on the Ojuelegba bridge beside the Federal Fire Service building with the fallen container crushing the yellow bus to the ground and killing most of the passengers on board.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency in a social media post later in the day read, “A container laden truck has fallen on a bus at Ojuelegba, inwards Fadeyi. Effort is currently being made towards rescue and evacuation.

In a later update of the incident, LASTMA said “Recovery is still ongoing and traffic is still on hold, backlog of traffic is presently at Alaka.

“Kindly use alternative route and avoid Alaka/Ojulegba for now if you are yet to get trapped in the traffic.

“Recovery of the Container, Trailer and remains of the bus still ongoing at the moment. Traffic still heavy at the moment,” LASTMA disclosed in another update.

As at the time of filing this report, the Agency is yet to disclose the actual number of deaths and injuries from the accident.