Woman killed in Ikorodu truck accident

The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said that the accident which occurred along Ikorodu road early on Tuesday claimed one life.

Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the death in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos.

According to him, a Dangote truck fully-loaded with cement had a brake failure and was involved in a head-on collision with a Primero blue mass transit bus with registration number LSR-228-XS.

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“The Primero bus was conveying 40 seated and 20 standing passengers. All passengers on board suffered various degrees of injuries with one female passenger losing her life.

“The driver of the bus suffered severe life-threatening injuries with his leg totally broken.

“The combined efforts of the Agency’s Assets/Medical Unit were on ground working alongside Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC), Nigeria Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA).

“They were all working also to ease vehicular movement and ensure a swift recovery of the accident truck,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

He, however, said that proper investigation would be conducted on the incident.

Oke-Osanyintolu advised motorists to drive within the approved speed limit to avoid accidents.

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