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Truck Kills Over 13 School Children In Lagos



A truck which suffered a brake failure rammed into school children along Isheri Road in Lagos state on Tuesday, December 7 killing at least 13 students.

It was gathered that the children were returning from school when the incident happened.

Witnesses were cited as saying that the truck driver ran into the children just outside Ojodu Grammar School and sped away.

An eyewitness was quoted as saying: “He (the driver) was pursued and caught around Ogba and was brought back to the station (Ojodu Police Station). That is why the youth are attacking the police station.” Angry youth have reportedly vandalised trucks around the area and are throwing stones into the police station.

Police officers have also barricaded their gates and are firing gunshots and tear gas canisters at intervals, Daily Trust also reported.

RRS intervenes Meanwhile, following the pandemonium that trailed the unfortunate incident, the RRS Patrol teams and divisional police units have reportedly restored normalcy to the area. A Facebook post by Lagos Monitoring Team said the area is calm and safe for road users.

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