A total of seven people were killed while eight passengers are in critical condition in an accident that involved Dangote truck at Sango-Ota in Ogun state.
Western Post gathered that Dangote truck with Reg. No. GN 5374-26 had trapped 14 passengers when it crushed the commercial bus at Tollgate, Ota.
An unofficial report claimed that no fewer than 7 people, including children trapped in the accident, have been taken to the mortuary in Ifo, while 8 critically injured victims were rushed to the general hospital, Ota for treatment.
TRACE Area Commander, Mr. Ajibade Adekunle, explained to our correspondent that seven people died on the spot while eight passengers are in critical condition.
According to him, “Seven passengers died on the spot while eight are critical injured. One of the drivers ran away while the other was arrested and at Sango police station.”
According to an eye witness, the arrival of the empty Dangote truck which coincided the removal of a woman and her three children in the same identical party dress, all dead, infuriated the mob who started throwing stones and later set the two trucks ablaze.
The multiple accidents said to have occurred when the Dangote Cement truck, coming from Sango and descending the sloppy axis of tollgate to link Lagos, developed break failure and pummelled the 14 – seater commercial bus in front of it against a white Toyota Jeep which in turn crushed another vehicle in front of it.
The rescue team of TRACE, FRSC, and police immediately hired a towing crane to first lift the Dangote truck before evacuating the victims some of who were already dead and others critically injured.
Meanwhile, firefighters have arrived at the scene, trying to stamp out the fire of the burnt trucks as police, TRACE, FRSC operatives assisted in doing the needful.
Adekunle, confirmed that seven passengers, (three children, three women and one man), trapped in the yellow commercial bus with Reg. No. 128 XP, haven been confirmed dead. He said eight others have been taken to the hospital in Ota.
The TRACE AREA Commander gave other vehicles particulars involved in the accident as: A white Toyota Sienna with Reg. No.APP 122 CD, and Yellow bus LSR 128 XP.