Angry Mob  Sets  BRT Bus Ablaze As One Dies In Lagos Multiple Auto-Crash


LAGOS APRIL 19TH (NEWSRANGERS)-An angry mob on Wednesday, set a government-owned BRT Bus on fire following an accident involving the bus and two yellow-coloured vehicles known as ‘danfo’.

An unnamed commercial bus driver was confirmed dead in the accident involving the BRT Bus and the two yellow-coloured vehicles.

The accident occurred around the Ogudu bridge, inward the Alapere area of Lagos State.

It affected vehicular movement and caused gridlock along the ever-busy axis connecting the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The BRT bus went up in flames, compounding the traffic situation along the axis.

The Spokesman for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq in a telephone chat with Channels Television blamed the accident on over speeding by the buses.

“The accident involved a BRT bus and two commercial buses,” he said.

“One of the drivers of the commercial buses died on the spot. There are passengers with minor injuries.

He said though the rain compounded the gridlock on the axis but LASTMA officials have been deployed to the accident scene to manage the traffic.

Also, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), in statement, said: “Further Investigation revealed that the BRT Bus suddenly lost control them rammed into the commercial bus from behind causing the yellow commuter bus to upturn.

“Unfortunately an adult male (driver) of the bus lost his life to the incident while several others were injured but had been moved to the nearest hospital.

“This prompted angry mobs to set the BRT Bus on fire.

“The Agency’s LRT are at the scene alongside Lagos state fire and rescue service , Nigeria

“However the body had been bagged by the Agency’s LRT at the scene and handed over the police officer at the scene.

“The burnt carcass had been recovered with the aid of a private tow truck provided by LBSL (Lagos bus service limited) the road is now free for vehicular activities.”


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