The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says its operatives rescued 12 accident victims trapped inside a commercial bus that ran into a petrol tanker inward Otedola Bridge, Lagos.
The General Manager, of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, confirmed this in a statement signed by the Director of the Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, Mr. Taofiq Adebayo.
Oreagba said the accident, which occurred around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, had the driver of a commercial bus (KJA 364 YA) and another 12 passengers trapped.
He said preliminary investigation revealed that the bus had a brake failure and ran into a trailer while on motion by Secretariat before Oando Filling Station inward Otedola Bridge.
Oreagba said that one of the accident victims died instantly while others were handed over to medical personnel (Emergency Responder), who came to the accident scene by LASTM officials.
The General Manager of LASTMA, however, warned motorists particularly commercial bus drivers, to always ensure that their vehicles were road worthy before embarking on any journey within or outside the state. (NAN)