Three Killed in Luxury Bus Accident in Lagos

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THREE persons yet-to-be-identified were killed in an accident in the early hours of Friday, February 17, when a luxurious bus in which they were travelling skidded off its track and plunged into a nearby waterway in Lagos.

The accident occurred at about 3:23 am at Owode Elede, near Mile 12 area, Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

The bus, which belongs to GUO Transport Service Co. Ltd, was en route Maza-Maza from Aba, Abia State.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, said there were 59 passengers on board. In the accident 23 people got injured and were treated on the spot by a joint team of the agency’s Paramedics and LASAMBUS.

Kehinde Adebayo, LASEMA’s spokesperson, confirmed that three persons died on the spot. The victims include the bus conductor and two other passengers whose identities were not immediately known. Their bodies were recovered from the canal, LASEMA said and handed over to Policemen from Owode division.

Adebayo further disclosed that nine of the treated victims were taken to the Lagos State Trauma Centre at the Toll Gate for further treatment.

—  Feb 27, 2017 @ 01:00 GMT

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