Bus plunges into Lagos canal, three dead

Lagos Bus Tragedy

Three yet-to-be-identified people died in an accident in the early hours of Friday when a luxurious bus skidded off its track and plunged into a nearby waterway in Lagos.

The accident occurred around 3:23 A.M. at Owode Elede, around Mile 12 area, Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

The bus, with registration number Anambra GDD 386 YE, belongs to GUO Transport Service Co. LTD and was enroute Maza-Maza from Aba, Abia State.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, there were 59 passengers on board. Twenty three people got injured and were treated on the spot by a joint team of the agency’s Paramedics and LASAMBUS.

Kehinde Adebayo, LASEMA’s spokesperson, added that nine of the treated victims were taken to the Lagos State Trauma Centre at the Toll Gate for further treatment.

Three passengers, however, died on the spot. The victims include the bus conductor and two other passengers whose identities were not immediately known.

Their bodies were recovered from the canal, LASEMA said.

The bodies and the bus had been handed over to the men of the Nigeria Police, Owode Division, the agency added.

The General Manager of LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, said a proper investigation would be conducted on the incident.

He however advised motorists to be safety conscious and avoid over-speeding while driving, especially during night journeys.


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  • Honest Opinion

    One would have loved or preferred that it was one of the planes carrying serving politicians which plunged deep into the ocean beds of the Atlantic or Pacific oceans within a radius of Shark territory and not these poor Nigerians some of whom we are told had firewood as part of their luggage since prices of Kerosene had become out or reach.

  • Adewale

    May the departed souls rest in peace. Amen.

  • Rommel

    So sad,over 70% of road crashes has been traced to driver errors so who knows in this case,I wish the injured well and my condolence to the families of those that perished

  • Emmanuel Okoronkwo

    Since this accident happened around 3am, I think the driver must have lost concentration due to long hours of drive through out the night that’s why I don’t recommend night travel on our Nigeria roads….
    My heart felt condolence to the family of the deceased….