Fatal Accident Claims 7

Seven persons are feared to have lost their lives
following a ghastly road accident at the Ikeja- Along
bus stop in Lagos on Friday, June 26.
Our correspondent gathered that a trailer conveying cars
experienced a brake failure along the Oshodi- Agege Road and
crashed into several buses conveying passengers to the
Oshodi area of the state.
An eyewitness who simply identified himself as Abbey said: “ I
was heading from Computer Village at Ikeja about 1.00pm
when a trailer conveying cars heading from the Iyana_ Ipaja
area lost control because it had brake failure and it ramped
into commercial buses in it way.
“Several buses with passengers inside were affected and badly
wounded .I saw a woman writhing in pains ; there was blood
all over her body and her right hand was broken. A young
man could not move his body and all efforts to revive him
was not yielding any positive results at the time I left the scene
of the accident.
“I saw several other passengers lying down writhing in pains.
Some sympathizers said they have taken seven dead bodies to
the hospital but I did not see any corpse. I did not see any
ambulance or emergency workers at the time I left the scene.
It was a ghastly accident and unfortunate.”
When our correspondent visited the scene of the accident,
there was traffic gridlock as the trailer and other affected
vehicles were still on the road.
Several traffic officers were also seen walking to the scene of
the accident while impatient drivers were desperately seeking
alternative routes to get out of the traffic.
Our correspondent contacted the Lagos state police spokes
person Kenneth Nwosu but he was yet to reply to a text
message sent to his phone at the time of filing this report.
In a related development dozens of undergraduates of the
Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Ago – Iwoye, have
reportedly lost their lives after a container fell on a passenger
bus they were traveling in on Friday, June 26.

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