WORLD Two dead, 12 injured as truck ploughs into Lagos students


Two dead, 12 injured as truck ploughs into Lagos students


18:11, December 08, 2021

Two students were killed and 12 injured when a truck rammed into them near their school in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, police said Wednesday.

File photo taken on March 12, 2015 shows vehicles along the Ikorodu road in Lagos, southwest Nigeria. (Photo: Xinhua)

The incident, which occurred on Tuesday in Ojodu area, sparked outrage as angry residents attacked the police station where the driver was being held and burned vehicles in the area.

The students attended a nearby secondary school, where the ages range from 10 to 17.

Officials said the students had just finished class when the truck rammed into them. The cause of the accident could not be immediately determined.

"Two students were killed in the unfortunate incident while 12 others were injured," state police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu told AFP.

"The erring driver has been apprehended and kept in police custody," he said.

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