A section of the Yaba pedestrian bridge in Lagos has collapsed.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed this on Sunday, August 18, adding that no casualty was recorded.
Speaking on the cause of the collapse, the Director-General of the Agency, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said “an empty truck with registration number AAA 364 XS crashed into the pedestrian bridge at the bus stop as a result of brake failure, thereby damaging the bridge railings”.
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The LASEMA boss noted that “one of the affected bridge railings was successfully recovered off the road with the aid of the agency’s truck and placed at a lay-by to ensure free vehicular movement”.
Since the incident occurred on Saturday, August 17, the entrance to the pedestrian bridge has been closed for public use.