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LAGOS: Gridlock as driver dies in Alapere crash

AN unnamed commercial bus driver was on Wednesday confirmed dead in an accident involving two yellow-coloured vehicles known as ‘danfo’ and a government-owned BRT bus.

The accident, which occurred around the Ogudu bridge, inward the Alapere area of Lagos State, grounded vehicular movement and caused snake-like gridlock along the ever-busy axis connecting the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The BRT bus went up in flames, compounding the traffic situation along the axis.

The Spokesman for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, blamed the accident on over speeding by the buses.

“The accident involved a BRT bus and two commercial buses,” he said.
“One of the drivers of the commercial buses died on the spot. There are passengers with minor injuries

He said though the rain compounded the gridlock on the axis but LASTMA officials have been deployed to the accident scene to manage the traffic.
Other first responders were also seen at the scene.

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