Many persons have been reported injured in an accident involving a truck of Dangote cement and a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus in Majidun Awori along the Ikorodu area of Lagos state about 10 am on Tuesday.
The bus driver is in a critical state and at least ten passengers were injured and have been taken to the hospital by the Lagos state rapid response team.
Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) confirmed the incident on its handle.
“A fatal accident involving a loaded trailer going into Ikorodu that skidded off the main carriageway to collide with a high capacity bus on the BRT corridor,” the tweet read.
According to a statement from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, recovery operation is still ongoing.
“On getting to the scene of incident, a Dangote truck fully loaded with cement had a brake failure and had a head-on collision with a Primero blue Mass Transit bus with registration number LSR-228XS conveying 40 seated and 20 standing passengers.
“All passengers on board suffered various degrees of injuries with one female passenger losing her life and the driver suffered severe life-threatening injuries with his leg totally decapitated.
“The combined efforts of the Agency’s Assets (Medical Unit, Tiger unit,Papa Eagle and Cobra unit) are on ground working alongside LNSC, Nigeria Police, FRSC and LASTMA to ease vehicular movement and ensure a swift recovery of the accidented truck,” the LASEMA statement read.