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16 escape death as bus runs into canal

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowoopejo
No fewer than 16 passengers narrowly escaped death yesterday at about 6.pm when the break of  a bus with registration number XN 115 KTU  failed along LASU-Isheri Road  and ran  into a canal. The incident happened  at Iba  bus stop.

The police, however, denied knowledge of the accident.

Victims  were  rescued by sympathizer who rushed them to an undisclosed hospital in the area, while  their  properties littered the spot.

According to an eyewitness,  the Volks Wagen bus with the  inscription ‘Officer in charge’ had left Iyana_Iba bus stop with 16 passengers including the driver and the conductor. On getting to the area, his break failed and ran  into the canal.

The eye  witness added that majority of the victims were returning from  relaxation  parks across the state where they had  gone to enjoy  Christmas celebration.

Another eyewitness, who identified himself as Rasheed, said, “The accident occurred at 6.01 pm when I was going to drop my friend  at his residence. We were thinking that armed robbers were in operation but on getting to the scene, we discovered that it was an accident.”

The public relations  officer of the police in  Lagos, Superintendent Frank Mba, said  he did  not have any information about the accident.


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