29 Passengers Rescued After Their Bus Plunged Into Canal
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) rescues 29 passengers onboard a commercial bus…
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Monday rescued 29 passengers after their bus plunged into a canal in front of the National Arts Theatre complex, Iganmu, Lagos.
According to the driver, the commercial bus, with registration number MISA 68 XH, suddenly developed technical faults before plunging into the Lagos canal.
Luckily, all the 29 passengers and the driver were unhurt during the accident.
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The driver, who described the survival of the passengers as a “miracle’’, said:
“I was bringing in 29 passengers from Shinbiri area in Okokomaiko along the Badagry Expressway and on getting to the front of the National Art Theatre, I lost control and the vehicle plunged into the canal.
“As I was about to change the gear and could not do that immediately, the vehicle started to swerve uncontrollably and before you know what was happening, we found ourselves inside the canal.
He also added that :
“In spite of the situation, I was so worried about my conductor who was hanging by the door, but we thank God none of us sustained injury”,
Immediately after accident, FRSC officials alerted other emergency and traffic management agencies, including LASEMA, who assisted in rescuing the occupants of the bus.
LASEMA officials brought the commercial bus out of the canal 30 minutes after the accident.