Dangote truck collides with BRT bus, kills 3, injuries 59 passengers

08/29/2019

Posted by: Jane Osuagwu

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No fewer than 3 people have been confirmed dead, with 59 passengers injured at a collision involving a Dangote cement truck and BRT bus in Lagos. See details below!

A Dangote truck fully loaded with cement is reported to have collided with a Lagos Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) along Ikorodu road, Lagos State, killing a female passenger and injuring 59 others.

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), DG, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu told newsmen that the truck, loaded with cement, suffered a brake failure, resulting in the accident.

He also said other sister agencies were on ground to ease the movement of vehicles at the scene of the collision.

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The Dangote truck had a brake failure and collided with the BRT bus

>>> Brake failure is a common cause of accidents. Get to know more about how your brakes work: Types of brakes and braking systems in car

While giving a report on the accident, Oke-Osanyintolu remarked,

"A Dangote truck fully loaded with cement had a brake failure and had a head-on collision with a Primero blue Mass Transit bus with number plate, LSR-228XS, conveying 40 seated and 20 standing passengers.

All passengers on board suffered various degrees of injuries with one female passenger losing her life and the driver suffered severe life-threatening injuries with his leg decapitated. Recovery operation ongoing."

He ended his report by advising motorist to drive carefully whenever they are on the road.

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The crushed BRT bus towed away to ease the free movement of vehicles on the road

As at the time of reporting this news, Naijauto was informed that the BRT bus driver and his assistant, who were rushed to the hospital, have been confirmed dead, thus bringing the death toll to 3.

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com. She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in concise and friendly writing. 

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