- Students of Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School in Lagos state on Wednesday, December 8, over the death of their schoolmates
- The tragedy struck in Lagos state as a truck killed many students along Isheri Road on Tuesday, December 7
- The students were said to be returning from school when the truck allegedly suffered a brake failure and rammed into them
- The driver of the truck made attempt to run away but was caught and taken to the police station around the area
Ojodu, Lagos state - Aggrieved students of Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School took to the streets of Lagos on Wednesday, December 8, over the tragic and sudden death of their schoolmates, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng earlier reported that truck reportedly suffered a brake failure and rammed into school children along Isheri Road in Lagos state on Tuesday, December 7.
Premium Times reported that at least 13 students were feared dead, though stated that the exact number of casualties was yet to be ascertained.
Legit.ng gathered that the children were returning from school when the incident happened.
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Driver attempted to run away
Witnesses were cited as saying that the truck driver ran into the children just outside Ojodu Grammar School and sped away.
An eyewitness was quoted as saying:
“He (the driver) was pursued and caught around Ogba and was brought back to the station (Ojodu Police Station). That is why the youth are attacking the police station.”
Angry youth have reportedly vandalised trucks around the area and are throwing stones into the police station.
Meanwhile, following the pandemonium that trailed the unfortunate incident, the RRS Patrol teams and divisional police units have reportedly restored normalcy to the area.
A Facebook post by Lagos Monitoring Team said the area is calm and safe for road users.
"The number of casualties can't be determined now, but it was confirmed that a number of students sadly lost their lives," the post read.
Eight kids die in abandoned car in Lagos
In another news, no less than eight children were confirmed dead on Saturday, December 4, after they were found in a parked car in Lagos.
The vehicle in which the kids died possibly of suffocation was parked along Adelayo Street, Jah-Michael Bus-Stop, off Badagry Expressway, Lagos.
According to the spokesman of the police command in the state on Sunday, December 5, Adekunle Ajisebutu, the children unknowingly locked themselves in the car while playing.