One person was feared dead while several others injured on Tuesday as a loaded Dangote truck rammed into a high capacity BRT bus in Ikorodu, Lagos.
The truck reportedly skidded off the main express and then collided with the bus on the BRT corridor at Ogolonto area of Ikorodu.
“Casualties have been taken to the hospital,” Lagos State Transport Management Authority said, adding that the two vehicles have been removed from the expressway.
Our correspondent gathered that 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.
A female passenger was declared dead while other passengers suffered various degrees of injury. The driver suffered severe life threatening injuries with loss of limbs.
The combined team of the Agency’s Assets (Medical Unit, Tiger unit, Papa Eagle and Cobra unit) were on ground working alongside LNSC, Nigeria Police, FRSC and LASTMA to ease vehicular movement and ensure a swift recovery of the truck. Recovery operation ongoing.