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Tragedy as BRT loses control, kills woman, wheelbarrow pusher



It was a tragedic moment at Alapere in Ketu area of Lagos state when a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles lost control due to brake failure and crushed a woman, an apprentice and a wheelbarrow pusher.

According to the LASTMA Director of Public Affairs, Taofiq Adebayo, the accident occurred around 7 am on Wednesday.

He said, “The accident involved a red BRT bus which had a brake failure, and a Volkswagen, popularly called Danfo.

“Preliminary investigation shows that the accident took the lives of three pedestrians waiting to board buses around the Ketu axis.

“The three dead persons were taken by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit to a mortuary and the eight people seriously injured were taken to a general hospital by the Lagos State Ambulance Service.”

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