12 injured as bus falls into Lagos Canal


A commercial bus reportedly fell into a canal at Cement Bus-stop, along Lagos -Abeokuta Expressway on July 10.

According to the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the victims were 7 males and five females who were all taken to the hospital.

“Upon arrival at the scene, an accident involving a commercial bus (varagon) with unknown registration number and a Camry car with registration number BDG 963BT were encountered at the scene.

“Further information gathered at the scene revealed that the accident occurred as a result of reckless driving from the commercial bus driver which led to the falling off of the commercial bus into the canal.

The 12 (7 male and 5 female) injured passengers have been rescued and taken to the hospital’, he recounted.

Osanyintolu added that car driver (an adult male) sustained minor injuries and was attended to at the scene by the paramedics team.