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Truck Rams Into BRT Bus On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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BREAKING: Truck Rams Into BRT Bus On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A tragic accident happened on Saturday morning morning at Ibafo bus-stop along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway with a Lagos State BRT bus struck by a truck.

Journalists who visited the scene of the incident noted that the accident took place a few minutes before 6 am on Saturday.

Upon arrival at the scene, officials from the Federal Road Safety Corps and Police (FRSC) refused to speak further on the accident, stating that only their Public Relations Officers were authorized to provide information regarding the incident.

Although unconfirmed, witnesses reported that several individuals on the BRT bus sustained injuries.

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Eyewitnesses told The PUNCH that the BRT bus was stationary, loading passengers at the bus stop, when a truck carrying cows en route to Lagos collided with it.

This collision caused the bus to veer off the road, resulting in damage to nearby shops and kiosks.

To ensure smooth traffic flow, the cow truck was moved a short distance away from the accident site.

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See more photos below from the accident scene;

LASEMA Rescues Man Who Fell Into Lagoon

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has successfully rescued an individual named Segun Amoo, who accidentally fell into the lagoon near the Falomo Bridge area of the state.

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Giving details of the rescue mission, the head of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated that the agency was alerted to the incident at 7.43 a.m. through the Lagos State Toll-Free Emergency numbers 767 and 112.

In response to the distress call, LASEMA promptly implemented the state’s Emergency Response Plans, and the LASEMA Response Team from the Lekki zone arrived at the scene at 8.02 a.m.

He said: “On arrival of the team at the incident scene, investigations revealed that the man had been resuscitated, and had identified himself as Segun Amoo.

“He narrated how he mistakenly fell into the Lagos lagoon at the aforementioned location.”

Oke-Osanyintolu mentioned that the data obtained from the Lagos State Water Authority (LASWA) officials at their Falomo office indicated that Amoo was spotted fighting for his life inside the lagoon.

The LASWA official reported that one of the agency’s employees noticed Amoo struggling in the lagoon waters around 11 p.m. last night after he accidentally fell off the bridge, prompting the LASWA Rescue Team to take action.

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