Two persons were feared dead in an early morning accident yesterday in Lagos State. The accident occurred around 3:00a.m. along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.The accident involved a commercial bus, popularly known as Danfo, and a truck bearing gravel. The bus was carrying vegetable oil in jerry cans when the truck was said to have run into the Danfo.
The two drivers were seriously injured. The conductor and a passenger died on the spot, while the motor boys accompanying the truck were trapped inside the vehicles for about one hour before being rescued by emergency workers from the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Fire Service and other agencies, which mobilised to the scene.
The accident caused a heavy traffic gridlock on the busy highway while policemen from Ilasa Police Divisional Headquarters, led by Titilayo Oriyomi and other emergency workers evacuated the deceased and injured, removed the damaged vehicles and controlled traffic.