Many Feared Dead Several Injured As Truck Rams Into Schoolchildren In Lagos

Tears flowed freely yesterday when a truck crushed many students crossing the road to death in the Ojudu Berger area of Lagos State with several others severely injured.

The incident, which occurred at Grammar School Bus Stop yesterday afternoon, led to a riot as students of Babs Fafunwa Millennium School and suspected hoodlums went on rampage.

Students of the school had retaliated by vandalising about 20 trailers and a road safety truck.

Eyewitnesses said that the school had just closed when the trailer, which had brake failure, rammed into a group of the students and killed 15 of them instantly.

While the injured were rushed to nearby hospitals their fellow students had taken up sticks and stones to attack all vehicles, particularly trailers.

One of the students who identified herself as Sherifat told journalist that two of her friends were among the dead.

According to her, she could have been among the victims if not that she stayed back in school to finish up on something and her friends who were unwilling to wait for her had gone ahead without her.


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