.LAGBUS

By Evelyn Usman, LAGOS

Tragedy struck, Tuesday night, in Falomo area of Ikoyi, Lagos, as a LAGBUS rammed into a building on Alfred Rilwan road, killing an unidentified man.

Another occupant of the building, which collapsed due to the impact of the incident, was still receiving treatment in the hospital at press time.

Vanguard gathered that the LAGBUS with  number plate KSF 397 KX, was coming inward Falomo, at about 11.10 pm, when the unidentified driver lost control, causing it to veer off its lane.

In the driver’s bid to control the bus, it rammed into the building, on the other side of the road.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, explained that “the building collapsed and trapped two occupants. Teams of policemen and other emergency responders were mobilised to the scene.

“One of the victims, Dauda Lucas, 45, was rescued from the rubble with severe injury, while one other adult male whose identity is yet to be established was brought out dead

“The injured victims were taken to Lagos Island General Hospital’s morgue for autopsy. Meanwhile, effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing driver.”

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