By Evelyn Usman, Ifeanyi Okolie & Victor Jacob

LAGOS—Five persons, including a serving member of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) lost their lives in separate auto crashes in Lagos.

The fate of seven others, two of whom are also NYSC  members, still hang in the balance as doctors at different hospitals were said to be battling to save their lives.

Report said the incident that claimed four lives occurred yesterday at Iyana-Oworo area of the state, involving a commercial bus and a truck.

The commercial bus, popularly called Molue, said to be coming from Lagos Island, apparently had a break failure, skidded off its lane and ran into a stationary mini-commercial bus before it finally rested on a Lagos State Waste Management truck.

The incident occurred at Car Wash bus-stop at 10 a.m.
Four persons, according to eyewitnesses, were dragged out of the commercial bus dead, while others sustained various degrees of injuries.

In Oregun too
The other incident involving three serving NYSC members occurred on Monday after a Toyota commercial bus with number plate XX 621 APP, driven by one Victor Oguniyi, ran over the NYSC members along Kudirat Abiola way, Oregun at  11 a.m.

The victims were on their way to their Community Development Centre around Oregun.

They were reportedly rushed to an undisclosed private hospital from where they were referred to the General Hospital, Ikeja.

However, one of them, identified as Okongbo Christopher, reportedly gave up the ghost in the hospital, while his colleagues were still at the intensive care unit at press time.

The corpses, according to spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Frank Mba, had been deposited at the mortuary.

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