Many feared dead as truck rams into students in Lagos
Many students are feared dead in the Ojodu area of Lagos State after a truck ran into them on Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened along Isheri Road, just before the Ojodu Police Station.
An eyewitness said the accident which occurred at about 3:00 pm claimed the lives of over 10 students with others injured from the scene.
The victims, according to the eyewitness, are students of Ojodu Grammar School.
Another account claimed that “15 students are dead already and still counting” even though official casualty figures have not been announced by security and emergency officials.
While the cause of the accident is yet to be known, Eons Intelligence, an emergency alert provider, said “reports indicate that activities of Road safety & VIO led to an articulated vehicle losing control, killing several schoolchildren, injured others in Ojodu Berger Lagos, axis.”
Some video footage from the scene showed a crowd of people who have taken over the road extending to the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in protest of the loss of student lives.
Eons Intelligence warns that the “area is volatile with personnel from RRS using tear gas to disperse people. Avoid the area.”
Reports said some students have attacked and destroyed trucks and vehicles belonging to the VIO office in the area.
Meanwhile, our correspondent gathered that police and other security personnel had arrived in the area to ensure peace.