According to reports, A truck belonging to Dangote cement and a BRT bus in
Ikorodu area of Lagos state has collided on Tuesday morning, killing three
passengers and injuring many.
According to an eyewitness, the BRT bus was coming from Ikorodu garage with
passengers when the truck lost its brakes and rammed into the vehicle.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, director-general of LASEMA, who disclosed this in a statement,
said all the occupants of the bus sustained injuries and that an investigation would be
conducted on the incident.
‘’On getting to the scene of incident, a Dangote truck fully loaded with cement had a brake
failure and had a head-on collision with a Primero blue Mass Transit bus with registration
number LSR-228XS conveying 40 seated and 20 standing passengers, he said.
‘’All passengers on board suffered various degrees of injuries with one female passenger
losing her life and the driver suffered severe life threatening injuries with his leg totally
decapitated. The combined efforts of the Agency’s Assets/Medical Unit are on ground
working alongside LNSC, Nigeria Police, FRSC and LASTMA to ease vehicular movement
and ensure a swift recovery of the accidented truck. Recovery operation ongoing.’’
Earlier, Lagos State Traffic Managememt Authority (LASTMA) tweeted about the incident
on its handle.
“A fatal accident involving a loaded trailer going into Ikorodu that skidded off the main
carriageway to collide with a high capacity bus on the BRT corridor,” the tweet read