- Eight persons have been feared dead after a truck rammed into motorcycles in Lagos.
No fewer than eight persons were reported dead following a crash involving a truck which rammed into four motorcycles at Sheriff Bus Stop in the Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area of Lagos state.
EKO HOT BLOG gathered that the truck was heading for Odogunyan when the incident occurred around 10 am.
The truck was said to have lost control and swerved to the other side of the road and faced the oncoming traffic.
It was further learnt that the truck rammed into the motorcycles before it was halted by the burglar rods of a nearby filling station.
The remains of the victims were, however, evacuated by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at the scene of the accident.
“I think the brakes of the truck failed. I saw eight dead bodies being carried away and the four crushed motorcycles. One of the victims called to inform his family that he was involved in an accident before dying. The FRSC, the police, and some soldiers were on the ground,” an eyewitness said.
Another eyewitness, who declined to be named, disclosed that the truck suffered a burst tyre before it swerved to the other side of the road to face motorists heading for Ikorodu.
It was gathered that the accident led to a confrontation between the police and motorcycle riders in the area, which resulted in gridlock for several hours.
As gathered by EKO HOT BLOG, the incident was confirmed by the Ikorodu Unit Commander, FRSC, Olusegun Ogungbemide, saying only two persons died, while other injured victims are receiving treatment in hospitals.
He said, “The injured victims were taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital by the FRSC Ikorodu team. Out of the seven victims, two persons died while receiving treatment, and one was amputated.”
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