Truck Rams Into Schoolchildren In Lagos, Many Feared Dead

Scene of the accident.

A truck rammed into some students in the Ojodu area of Lagos State on Tuesday afternoon, with several schoolchildren feared dead.

The incident happened at Grammar School Bus-Stop along the Ogunusi Road when students were returning to their respective homes.

It was gathered that the driver of the vehicle lost control before hitting the students, whose number are not yet specified.

No official figure of casualties yet, but some eyewitnesses claimed about 13 students were feared dead, while others said 17 schoolchildren died.

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They were said to have been crushed while waiting to cross to the other side of the road.

It was learnt that the truck driver attempted to escape after hitting the schoolchildren, but he was later arrested by operatives attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters in Ojodu who went after him after he fled the scene.

Following his arrest, a mob attempted to lynch the driver but the police resisted them and took him into custody.

Irked by the action of the security operatives, the crowd started pelting the police van conveying the driver.

Consequently, there was tension and panic in the area, causing a gridlock while the police reportedly fired teargas to disperse the crowd.

However, the situation was later brought under control.


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