Delivery Van Crushes 17 Students Dead In Lagos While Allegedly Trying To Escape From LASTMA Officials

Tragedy struck, yesterday, at Ojodu Grammar School Bus Stop on Ogba-Ojodu Berger Road, Lagos, when a delivery van allegedly chased by officials of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA, rammed into school children returning from school, causing the death of no fewer than 17 students and left many injured.

Vanguard learned that an angry mob, which blamed the Police and LASTMA officials for the accident, had attempted to lynch policemen and LASTMA officials within the vicinity.

It was also gathered that the delivery van was set on fire at Ogba area of the state by a mob that caught up with the driver. But the driver was saved by the police, as he was almost lynched.

Vanguard learned that the school children, all of Ojodu Berger Grammar School, were returning from school when the driver of the delivery van, said to have lost control while attempting to escape from LASTMA officials, rammed into them.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the driver had been arrested.

-Vanguard

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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