Dangote trailer crushes BRT bus

BRT-Dangote Truck

An auto accident involving a Dangote trailer and a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle in Lagos State in the early hours of Tuesday, has left many passengers injured.

The loaded trailer reportedly skidded off the main carriageway to collide with the bus on the special BRT lane, according to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA).

The accident happened on Tuesday morning in Majidun Awori along Ikorodu road.

LASTMA said injured passengers have been evacuated to hospitals and the agency is currently evaluating the vehicles involved in the accident.

“On getting to the scene of the 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 LNSC, Nigeria Police, FRSC and LASTMA to ease vehicular movement and ensure a swift recovery of the truck,” the statement read in part.

While authorities have been mute over fatalities, eyewitnesses at the scene said some passengers on the bus died on the spot.

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