Tragedy as Truck Rams Into BRT on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Tragedy as Truck Rams Into BRT on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

  • A truck full of cows has reportedly rammed into a BRT in the Ibafo area on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway
  • The accident was said to have led to the injuries of several passengers on the Lagos bus, according to eyewitnesses
  • Police and FRSC operatives present at the scene of the accident insisted that only the forces' PROs could comment on the development

Lagos has experienced another road tragedy as a truck rammed into the state's BRT bus in the Ibafo area along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

It was gathered that the accident happened at about 6am on Saturday, May 18.

Several injured as truck rams into BRT on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday morning
Truck, BRT bus in fresh accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway Photo Credit: @FDPChannel, @jidesanwoolu
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According to The Punch, security agencies, including the police and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) present at the scene, said they were not authorised to speak on the incident, as only their public relations officers would do.

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Several injured in Lagos BRT bus accident

However, onlookers gave an unconfirmed account of what happened, noting that several people on the BRT bus sustained injuries.

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According to the onlookers, the BRT was parked while loading passengers at the bus stop. A truck loaded with cows going to Lagos rammed into the bus, taking it off the road and destroying shops and kiosks by the roadside.

It was learnt that the cow truck was towed a little away from the accident scene so that it would not hinder traffic.

Gas explosion rocks Lagos

This happened barely two weeks after a gas explosion rocked the Lekki area of the state. The incident happened on Tuesday, May 7, and was confirmed by Margaret Adeseye, the director and chief executive officer of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS).

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She said the agency received the distress call at about 15:34, stating that the incident happened on the Lekki-Epe expressway in the state's Ibeju Lekki local government area.

Gas explosion rocks Ogun community

Legit.ng, in another development, reported that one person reportedly died from a gas tanker that exploded in the Ita-Oshin area of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

The tanker was said to be heading towards the main city of Abeokuta from the Obada-Oko area when it lost control.

Governor Dapo Abiodun has expressed regret about the explosion and assured the people of the security of their lives and properties.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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