Update: One dead, many injured as commercial bus plunges into Lagos canal


The commercial bus

An unidentified 20-year-old woman has died after a commercial bus plunged into a canal at Oworonshoki area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

The incident occurred on Monday at sand-filling, Oworonshoki by Berger bus stop outward 3rd Mainland Bridge.

The 20-year woman who was earlier rescued with critical injuries was rushed to a nearby hospital, but later died.

Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said on arrival at the scene, a white vanagon with registration number LSD 184 XV was discovered to have been involved in a lone accident.

“Further information gathered revealed that the accident was as a result of carelessness of the driver who lost control while trying to cross a mini bridge.

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“The bus fell sideways into the small ditch and got stuck.

“The occupants were rescued with minor injuries while a lady of about 20 years of age who sustained critical injuries was rushed to a nearby hospital.

“Responders at the scene were the Agency’s Response Team, LASTMA and the Nigeria Police.

“The affected vehicle was recovered from the ditch with the aid of the Agency’s towing truck and handed over to Police Officers at Alonge Police Station Oworonsoki,” he said.


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