One dead, 59 injured in BRT accident


At least 59 persons have sustained varying degrees of injury on Tuesday when a  Bus Rapid Transport (BRT), collided with a Dangote cement truck on Ikorodu Road, Lagos State.

A female passenger has been confirmed dead in the accident.

The Director General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the accident was caused by the brake failure of the truck, which was loaded with cement.

He noted that the agency’s assets/medical unit worked with sister agencies to ease vehicular movement and ensure swift recovery of the truck.

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “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 number plate, 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 decapitated. Recovery operation ongoing.”

He advised motorists to drive within the approved speed limit.

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