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Cement Truck Crushes 6 to Death in Lagos After Coronavirus Lockdown

A Dangote Cement silo truck has crushed six people to death in Lagos State, according to authorities.

In a statement on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the director-general of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the truck was involved in an accident on Epe expressway on Tuesday, March 31.

The truck, with unknown registration number, fell on a loaded commercial taxi with registration number SMK-312ES.

“Investigations revealed that a total of seven people were in the crushed car with 6 of them having lost their lives on or shortly after impact,” he said.

The lone survivor, identified as Lekan, has been rescued alive.

The accident happened after Lagos already commenced a shutdown of activities to enforce social isolation in the bid to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Oke-Osanyitolu called on Lagosians to comply with the government’s social distancing guidelines to avoid endangering themselves as well as the rescue workers.

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With 82 confirmed coronavirus cases, Lagos has recorded over half of Nigeria’s total tally of 139, as of March 31.

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