A Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Charles Ito, his wife Rosaline, two children, and a church worker, were killed by containers which fell on them in Lagos while returning from the monthly Holy Ghost Vigil of the church.
Lagos police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the incident, said three others were also injured in the incident that took place at Ojota area of Lagos.
The truck, which lost its balance, flung the two unleashed containers on the mini bus carrying the victims, killing five people on the spot.
Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, fire service, and Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) raced to the scene and succeeded in rescuing the three others injured.
He urged those who suspect that their relatives could be among the victims to go to Alausa Police Station for identification.Please subscribe to our newsletter