- A fresh , disturbing road accident has been recorded at the Oworonshoki area of Lagos state on Monday, December 27
- A bus carrying a yet-to-be-ascertained number of passengers was said to have lost its control and plunged to a canal
- While no casualty has been reported, some passengers were said to have been injured as efforts to rescue them continue
Oworonshoki, Lagos state - A bus loaded with passengers on Monday, December 27, plunged into a canal at the Oworonshoki area of Lagos state, leaving some injured.
The Punch reported that the bus lost control before plunging into the canal with a yet-to-be-ascertained number of passengers.
Legit.ng gathers that efforts are ongoing to rescue the trapped passengers while details of the ugly incident were still sketchy.
Reacting to the report of the accident on Facebook, Deola Fatokun said:
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"Oh my, just passed through that route now, May God come to their rescue."
Afuape Omolola Tolulope prayed for the passengers' safety:
"God please keep them safe"
Olabode Francisco also prayed for them:
"May God keep them safe."
One dead as governorship aspirant survives ghastly road accident
In a similar development, tragedy struck on Monday, December 13, when the vehicle conveying a Benue state governorship aspirant, Terwase Orbunde, got involved in an accident with some travellers along Makurdi/Gboko Road.
It was reported that Orbunde, a former chief of staff to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state escaped death in the incident.
Orbunde had resigned from his appointment in September to actively pursue his governorship aspiration in the state.
How road crashes killed 14,773 Nigerians between January 2019 and December 2021 - Report
Meanwhile, data released by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) indicates that persons numbering 106,256 were involved in road traffic crashes between January 2019 and December 2021 in Nigeria.
Of these, 14,773 died from 31,116 road accidents recorded within the period, according to the data and additional tally on road traffic crashes.
The data from the FRSC, documented road crashes between January 2019 and October 2021, while Daily Trust compiled reported road traffic crashes between November and December 2021. Aside from the deaths, 91,483 persons sustained varying degrees of injury in the crashes recorded.