Lagos’s most dangerous pedestrian bridge of death unveiled
By Guardian Exclusive
05 February 2022 | 6:24 am
This pedestrian bridge at Five Star Bus Stop, along the ever-busy Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, is anything but a five-star facility. With nothing acting as a barrier between pedestrians and a probable 40-foot plunge to their doom, it’s sadly one of the most dangerous bridges in the world.
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