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TRAGIC! Driver killed in Lagos crash, BRT bus catches fire

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An unidentified commercial bus driver was killed in an accident involving two yellow cars known as ‘danfo’ and a government-owned BRT bus.

The accident, which occurred near Ogudu in Lagos State, halted traffic movement and caused snake-like gridlock along the ever-busy axis connecting the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The BRT bus caught fire, adding to the traffic jam along the axis.

Adebayo Taofiq, spokesman for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), blamed the accident on overspeeding by the buses in a phone interview with Channels Television.

“The accident involved a BRT bus and two commercial buses,” he explained.

“One of the commercial bus drivers died on the spot.” There are a few passengers that have minor injuries.

He stated that while the rain exacerbated the jam on the axis, LASTMA officers were dispatched to the accident scene to manage traffic.

Other emergency workers were also spotted at the scene.

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