September 22, 2023
Passenger dies after bus hits tanker in Lagos

A passenger, but unidentified, died in an accident on the Secretariat Bus Cease contained in the Otedola Bridge, Lagos State.

The accident occurred round 5 pm on Tuesday, Adebayo Taofiq, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (SONMA), mentioned in a press release.

The brake of the business bus carrying 13 passengers failed and crashed into the gas tanker.

Taofiq mentioned that the 12 passengers and bus driver trapped within the automobile have been rescued by LASTMA officers.

Within the assertion, “The motive force of a business bus (KJA 364 YA) and 12 extra passengers obtained caught within the accident that occurred round 17:00 at the moment.”

Some of the occupants of the roadside automobile accident (Photo: LASTMA)
A few of the occupants of the roadside vehicle accident (Picture: LASTMA)

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the business bus had a brake failure and collided with a tanker trailer whereas in movement close to the Otedola Bridge.

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Whereas being handed over to the Medical personnel (Emergency Response Officer) who got here to the scene of the accident by the Lastma Authorities, one of many victims died immediately.”

In response to the assertion, the company’s managing director, Bolaji Oreagba, has warned drivers, particularly business bus drivers, to ensure their automobiles are in good situation earlier than making any journeys in or out of the state.

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