Daily Post reports that the deceased which included four children were on Friday morning crushed to death after a commercial bus collided with a truck at Fadeyi bus stop on Ikorodu road at about 5am.
The driver of a Toyata Hiace bus from Katsina marked KT 715YG was reportedly on top speed and lost control, hitting a covert, somersaulted and veered to the other side of the road, ramming into a heavy duty truck marked GGE 715 YG.
Confirming the accident, the General Manager, LASEMA, Michael Akindele, said it was caused by careless driving.
“Drivers should be cautious and avoid over speeding as well as comply with road traffic code to prevent unnecessary accident leading to loss of lives.
“A total number of nine people lost their lives in the incident. Five adult (four male and a female) and four children (two male, two female).
“10 others sustained injuries and were taken to the Emergency Trauma Centre at the Toll Gate. “It took the intervention of the LASEMA, the police, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), LASAMBUS, some passersby to rescue some of the victims trapped in the vehicle,” Akindele told newsmen.