Many feared dead as Dangote truck loses control


At least, one person has lost her life in a head-on collision involving a Dangote truck and a Blue Mass Transit Bus along Ikorodu Road on Tuesday.

The Dangote truck which was carrying a full load of cement lost control and crashed into a BRT Bus. The BRT 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.

The truck driver eloped immediately. Meanwhile, the incident has caused heavy traffic on both sides of the road.

According to a statement from 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 Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, Nigeria Police, Federal Road Safety Corps and Lagos State Traffic Management Agency to ease vehicular movement.

People & Politics recall that no fewer than four vehicles were involved in an accident, which occurred along the same Ikorodu Road recently, at Palmgrove Bus Stop.

According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, the accident occurred at Palmgrove Bus Stop on the side of the road heading towards Anthony Bus Stop. It was reported that the accident caused traffic gridlock that extended as far as Ojuelegba.

It was also revealed that emergency service providers were present at the scene of the accident, which involved a loaded tanker.

Though, no life was lost in the accident.


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