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Hoodlums set BRT bus ablaze in Lagos after driver of commercial bus dies



By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Hoodlums have set ablaze a BRT bus belonging to the Lagos State Government after it had a head-on-collision with a commercial bus, leading to the death of the driver.

The commercial bus was said to have summersaulted several times, with the driver dying instantly and several people injured.

The accident occurred in Ifako inward Ogudu area of Lagos State on Wednesday.

It was gathered that on hearing of the death of the commercial driver, whose body was lying beside the upturned commercial bus, hoodlums in the area set the BRT bus ablaze.

Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were said to have rescued seven of the injured passengers.

Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, in a statement, confirmed that preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded commercial bus was coming from Lagos Island and heading to Ogudu when the accident occurred.

“LASTMA has carried out series of enlightenment campaigns warning motorists, particularly commercial bus drivers to stop over speeding and adhere strictly to speed limit signs erected by government across the State,” he said.

The General Manager, LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned members of the public, particularly street urchins not to take laws into their hands at any accident scene but to allow appropriate authorities to do the needful.


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