A yet-to-be-identified woman and her two-year-old daughter have been crushed to death in the Ikotun area of Lagos on Thursday.
This happened when a bus crashed into some shops along the roadside opposite Toluwalase Hall, Governor’s Road, Ikotun.
Reports say another trader sustained an injury as the bus rammed into the shops.
An eyewitness simply identified as Tayo, said the bus driver fled when he was almost mobbed by passersby who gathered at the scene of the accident.
Tayo said, “It is a Hummer Bus, it probably lost its brake. It rammed into the shops and cleared about five shops. A woman and her daughter were crushed and confirmed dead when rushed to the hospital.”
Another source said the woman was killed while trying to save her child.
“She was rushing to go and save her daughter but unfortunately, the bus crushed the two of them. The driver ran away when people descended on him,” the source said.
A visit by Punch correspondents revealed that the bus was stuck around a gutter beside the road, crossing the gutter.
The incident was confirmed by the Divisional Police Officer at Ikotun, Adagba Johnson.
He said, “I’m aware, our men are there.”
Meanwhile, another source said that the police went after the reportedly fleeing driver.
“I think the driver is inside the police van,” the source said as a police van sped past the scene.
The Lagos Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Babatunde Farinloye, also confirmed the incident, saying, “My men are there, they are aware, I will give more details.”
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