Tragedy; 18 killed in commercial bus crash

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by Mitchelle Uzorka 

An 18-seater commercial bus filled with youths crashed, killing all passengers onboard in the Badagrey area of Lagos.

Eveafrique Magazine gathered that the deceased passengers had chartered the bus from the Yaba area of Lagos to attend a group party in the Republic of Benin.

The accident happened about 9am at Age-Mowo close to Mowo along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, said a spokesman for the state’s traffic management body, Taofiq Adebayo.

“It involved a Mazda commercial bus with passengers and a truck loaded with sand,” Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

“The driver of the commercial bus lost control when he saw a truck ahead of him while trying to overtake the tipper truck loaded with sand.