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School bus somersaults in Lagos, injures children

The driver of the bus, who also sustained injuries, fled the scene, apparently for fear of a mob attack.
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An accident involving a school bus conveying children between the ages of one to five occurred on Thursday in Lagos. The bus was said to have somersaulted at Surulere, injuring the passengers.

No life was lost courtesy of the incident.

According to an eyewitness report, the bus with registration number KTU-465DN hit a median barrier and pulled off a concrete holding a street light, before somersaulting. Sympathisers rushed to the scene and took the injured children and a caregiver on board, to nearby Topaz Hospital.

The doctor on duty, Sanusi Olatunbosun, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, said that seven people were in the school bus, three had serious injuries while four had minor injuries. He said that all the victims were treated and placed on two-hour observation before they were discharged. He said that the hospital was expecting the school to offset the medical bills.

“They are all conscious and discharged in good condition,” he said.

Dr. Olatunbosun however advised that the children be closely observed to detect any symptoms such as dizziness, drowsiness, weakness and oversleeping. Some youths in the accident pushed the school bus from the middle of the road to ease traffic.

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency personnel also came to the accident scene to manage traffic. The driver of the bus, who also sustained injuries, fled the scene, apparently for fear of a mob attack.

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