Monday, September 2, 2019

Many hospitalised as two passenger buses crash into each other in Lagos

Several Lagosians were today hospitalised after two passenger buses crashed into each other during rush-hour in Nigeria’s commercial capital on Monday morning.

Witnesses said the accident occurred at about 7:00 a.m. at Asolo Bus-Stop, near Majidun River, along the busy Ikorodu Road.

“The collision left several passengers injured and the two drivers of the two buses are in critical condition,” a commuter, Tola Oladipupo, told Premium Times. “All victims have been taken to a nearby public health facility by Lagos emergency officials.”

Mr Oladipo said two okada riders plying the restricted bus rapid transit system were to blame for the ghastly crash.

The accident has triggered a long line of traffic jam for residents streaming from Ikorodu and nearby neighbourhoods into downtown Lagos for work. It is unclear how many passengers were injured.