School Boy Crushed To Death By Bus


Barely a day after resumption, a LAMATA bus, this morning, knocked down and killed a  school boy in Ketu Area of Kosofe Local Government in Lagos, South West Nigeria.

The boy, P.M.NEWS learnt, was trying to cross the busy Ikorodu expressway and did not  know that a speeding mass transit bus was approaching when tragedy struck.

Eyes witnesses told P.M.NEWS that the bus was outside the BRT lane when the incident took  place at about 8.30 a.m. today.

The boy, whose identity could not be ascertained at the time of going to press, was about  eight years old and was not accompanied by any adult, witnesses said.

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A stone’s throw from where the incident happened, there is pedestrian bridge barely used  by commuters who just cross the road while running, hoping they will not be knocked down  by speeding vehicles.

“It reminds me of what the musician said that everything is scattered in the country.  Look at this situation. The boy was trying to cross the expressway unaccompanied. The bus  lane was not on the BRT lane. The boy did not use the pedestrian bridge. And now, he is  killed,” an eye witness said.

Eyes witnesses said that the boy’s corps was taken to the BRT headquarters in Ojota.

—Simon Ateba

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