Lagos government says 3 died in Dangote Cement truck crash with BRT bus

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A total of 58 people were also injured in the crash that happened in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

The BRT vehicle was crushed by the Dangote cement truck [LASTMA]

The BRT vehicle was crushed by the Dangote cement truck [LASTMA]

The Lagos State government has confirmed that a total of three people were killed in an accident that happened in Ikorodu on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

The auto accident involving a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle and a fully-loaded Dangote Cement truck, owned by billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, also left 58 people injured.

The trailer had lost control and skidded off the main carriageway at Asolo along Ikorodu Road before crashing into the bus on the special BRT lane, according to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA).

While visiting victims of the accident at the General Hospital, Ikorodu, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said one victim was dead on arrival while two died in the hospital due to the severity of injuries sustained.

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, talking to a victim of the Ikorodu auto crash [LASG]

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, talking to a victim of the Ikorodu auto crash [LASG]

The commissioner disclosed that the government would take full responsibility of the medical bills of victims, noting that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu‘s administration is committed towards ensuring that Lagosians get the best health care services.

“On behalf of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu who is currently out of the country, I express my sympathy to the victims of this unfortunate incidence and I assure you that the government has taken full responsibility to ensure that all victims get adequate health care free of charge,” the commissioner said.

Prof. Abayomi commended the swift action of the emergency responders who coordinated the prompt rescue of the accident victims who sustained different degree of injuries.

Five of the victims were referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), while three others were taken to the General Hospital, Gbagada for further treatment.

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