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One dead as truck crushes bus, okada in Lagos

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One person was confirmed dead and another injured on Friday evening when a 20-feet container truck crushed a commercial bus and a bike in Lagos.

According to a statement by the spokesperson, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, the accident occurred at ASCON bus stop, Orile in Agege Logal Government area of Lagos.

Okunbor reiterated that the conductor of the commercial LT bus with registration number AAA-504XT, identified as Saheed, 38 died in the process, while the okada rider sustained serious injury.

the scene of the crash

The statement reads in parts: “upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a loaded double 20ft containerized truck with unknown registration number lost control while on motion and collided with a commercial LT bus with registration number AAA-504XT and a motorcycle with unknown registration number, thereby obstructing free vehicular activities.

“Unfortunately, the conductor of the commercial bus (Saheed aged 38yrs) lost his life at the scene and the bike man sustained different degrees of injury but has been taken to the hospital.

According to Okunbor, “LRT and Police were the responders at the scene of the incident”. He noted that  the accidental containerized truck, commercial bus and motorcycle were later evacuated off the road and taken to Orile Police Station.

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