A truck conveying two 20-feet containers killed two women and a student at Ketu area of Lagos at about 5.30 a.m Friday. The driver of the truck was reported to have been driving against the traffic when the vehicle’s brake failed. The container slipped and fell on two commuter buses, with registration numbers XH 318 KRD and SMK 406 XF. Those killed, however, were said to be passers-by, while passengers in the two buses sustained injuries. The driver fled with the truck immediately the containers fell. The buses have been towed away by men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
An NSCDC official, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the deaths to newsbreak.ng and said the affected buses were taken to their office at Alausa, Ikeja. The corpses have been deposited at the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary.
Reported by Tomi Alli Abeedat