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Four kids, five others die, 10 injured in Lagos auto crash

PIC. 5. SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING AN INTER-STATE COMMERCIAL BUS AT BRT BUS STOP, FADEYI, ALONG IKORODU ROAD IN LAGOS ON FRIDAY (3/6/16). 3999/3/6/2016/WAS/BJO/NAN
PIC. 5. SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING AN INTER-STATE COMMERCIAL BUS AT BRT BUS
STOP, FADEYI, ALONG IKORODU ROAD IN LAGOS ON FRIDAY (3/6/16).
3999/3/6/2016/WAS/BJO/NAN

Nine persons, including four children were on Friday morning confirmed dead after a commercial bus collided with a heavy duty truck in Lagos.

About 10 other injured occupants of the Toyota Hiace bus marked KT 715YG from Katsin, were rushed to the hospital.

It was learnt that the accident which occurred at Fadeyi axis of Ikorodu road at about 5am caused traffic congestion on the expressway.

It was learnt that the bus driver was over speeding and lost control, hitting a culvert.

The vehicle, it was learnt somersaulted and veered to the other side of the road, before it rammed into a truck.

 It took the intervention of personnel of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the police, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) and passers-by to rescue some of the victims trapped in the vehicle.

The General Manager LASEMA Michael Akindele attributed the accident to carelessness.

“A total number of nine people lost their lives in the incident. Five adults (four male and a female) and four children ( two male, two female). Ten others sustained injuries and were taken to the Emergency Trauma Centre at the Toll Gate.

“Drivers should be cautious and avoid over speeding as well as comply with road traffic codes to prevent unnecessary accident that may lead to loss of lives,” he said.

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