Three persons were Thursday confirmed dead and 14 others injured after a truck rammed into commercial bus with 17 occupants. The accident occurred at about 5:30am around Berger on the Busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway, less than 24 hours after multiple crashes claimed no fewer than eight lives on the Ogun State axis of the road.
It was gathered that an unregistered truck lost control and rammed into the commercial bus marked KRD326XG killing two males and a female on the spot. It was gathered that the bus somersaulted after it was hit by the truck and veered off its lane.
While the three persons who died were trapped under the bus, others who made it out early sustained varying injuries.
It was learnt that it took the combined efforts of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the State Fire Service, Police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officials to extricate the bodies of the deceased underneath the vehicle. Confirming the accident, General Manager LASEMA, Michael Akindele said it was caused by the recklessness of the truck driver.