A yet be identified woman narrowly escaped death Saturday evening when a detached container from a truck fell over Iyana Ipaja Bridge, trapping her legs in the process.
It took efforts of men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, and passersby to extricate the victims whose limb had to be cut off to save her life.
According to an eyewitness, the tragedy which occurred at about 6.30 pm, caused panic as passersby scampered for safety.
The incident also resulted in a serious traffic jam.
Director General of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said,
“Upon arrival of LASEMA at the incident scene, it was discovered that a 40 feet container had fallen from the bridge at Iyana-Ipaja on an adult female passerby who unfortunately got trapped under the fallen container.
“She was subsequently, extricated from beneath the container by the agency’s rescue team and taken to the hospital by officials of Lagos State Ambulances Service, LASAMBUS, with a severed limb.
“Subsequently, rescue team recovered the container as well as the limb of the victim from under the container.”