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One dead, seven rescued as bus rams into trailer in Lagos



At least one commuter has been pulled out dead after a bus rammed into a trailer conveying plywoods in the Alapere area of Lagos State on Saturday morning.

Seven other passengers who were in the bus were rescued by operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency who responded to the distress call by passersby.

According to a statement released on Saturday by Nosa Okunbor, Head, Public Affairs-LASEMA, the trailer was exiting a company when the J5 Bus occupied by passengers as well as onions rammed into it.

The injured victims were promptly tended by the agency’s medical team which gave them Pre-hospital care treatment before they were quickly conveyed to the Trauma Center domiciled within the Gbagada General Hospital, for further treatment.”

Preliminary Report from Office of the Permanent Secretary LASEMA, Dr.Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyitolu has it that, “On getting to the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a trailer with registration number SD- 325 XY conveying plywoods and a J5 Bus with registration KRD 882 EU loaded with Onions were involved in an accident.

“Further information gathered revealed that the J5 Bus, due to reckless driving, ran into the triller which was coming out of a company.

“Unfortunately an adult male who got trapped under the trailer lost his life while, about seven others (occupants of the Bus), were injured.

“The injured victims were treated by the Agency’s medical team and the LASAMBUS before being taken to the Trauma Center for further treatment.

“The trapped victim (dead) has been recovered, bagged and handed over to the family at the incident scene, while the affected trailer has been recovered with the aid of the agency’s heavy-duty equipment (‘Goliath’ giant forklift) and taken to the LASTMA Yard with the aid of the Agency’s heavy-duty tow truck ‘the Super metro’.

“The affected bus was also recovered off the road to a lay-by with the aid of the agency’s light tow truck, and thereafter, it was handed over to officials of the Nigerian Police Force.
“Operations concluded, LRT heading back to base.”

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