No fewer than 12 commercial bus passengers were rescued after the bus they boarded veered off its lane and skidded into the canal at the Cement bus stop on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on July 10.
Eyewitnesses blamed the driver of the commercial bus for driving recklessly.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the victims were 7 males and five females all taken to the hospital.
“Upon arrival at the scene, an accident involving a commercial bus (varagon) with an unknown registration number and a Camry car with registration number BDG 963BT were encountered.
Further information gathered at the scene revealed that the accident occurred as a result of reckless driving from the commercial bus driver which led to the falling off of the commercial bus into the canal.
The 12 ( 7 male and 5 female injured passengers have been rescued and taken to the hospital”.
Osanyintolu added that the car driver (an adult male) sustained minor injuries and was attended to at the scene by the paramedics’ team.
“The LRT team alongside, LRU paramedics and The Nigeria Police were responders at the scene. The Agency’s Hiab is being dispatched for the recovery of the commercial bus from the can”.