Tragedy Temper rise, as commercial vehicle rams into a truck

The truck was set on fire by angry mob, who were quite devastated about the incident. According to a witness, the accident was due to the carelessness of the driver.

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Angry mob set the truck on fire.

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Nine people have been reported dead at the University of Lagos Waterfront end of the Third Mainland Bridge, when a Mazda commercial bus hit a parked truck on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Three other passengers, who sustained serious injury during the accident, have rushed down to the Gbagada General Hospital, Gbagada.

According to Punch, a mob flocked towards the scene of the accident, and burnt down the truck, which was reported to have shown no proper indication that it was parked.

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Kunmi, a witness at the scene said the accident was as a result of the carelessness of the truck driver.

He said, “The bus was coming from Ajah/Lekki area en route to Oshodi. It was on the Third Mainland Bridge, moving toward Oworonsoki.”

“There was, however, a truck that had broken down on the road. The engine was still running.”

“The driver of the bus, who did not see the truck, rammed into it.”

“People were not willing to stop their vehicles to assist the victims. I met some policemen on the ground.”

“We used my spanner to break open the door. But the passengers were trapped. We wanted to use my vehicle to pull the bus from the truck, but we couldn’t. We later stopped another truck, which assisted us.”

“A rescue agency later brought a sledgehammer that we used to open up the vehicle and bring out nine bodies, including that of the driver, Segun.”

“The driver still had the fares he collected in his hand. He didn’t have a conductor. We left the scene around 2am on Thursday.”

According to an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), the bus driver was at top speed when he rammed into the truck.

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