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Updated: BRT driver’s leg decapitated, 59 passengers injured in collision with Dangote truck

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Updated: BRT driver’s leg decapitated, 59 passengers injured in collision with Dangote truck

It was a sad day for Lagos residents on Tuesday morning after a Dangote truck lost its brakes and rammed into a fully loaded Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) parked on its corridor on Ikorodu Road.

The sad incident left no fewer than 59 passengers with varying degrees of injuries while one female passenger lost her life in the fatal crash.

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The BRT driver, a staff of Primero, also suffered severe life-threatening injuries with his leg totally decapitated.

The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the accident was caused by the brake failure of the truck, which was loaded with cement.

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He noted that the agency’s assets/medical unit worked with sister agencies to ease vehicular movement and ensure swift recovery of the truck.

Oke-Osanyintolu further advised motorists to drive within the approved speed limit.

He said, “A Dangote truck fully loaded with cement had a brake failure and had a head-on collision with a Primero blue Mass Transit bus with number plate, LSR-228XS, conveying 40 seated and 20 standing passengers.

“All passengers on board suffered various degrees of injuries with one female passenger losing her life and the driver suffered severe life-threatening injuries with his leg decapitated. Recovery operation ongoing.”

 

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