About 15 children have been crushed to death by a hit-and-run truck driver in Lagos State.
According to reports, the incident occurred along Isheri Road, just before the Ojodu Police Station.
The tragic incident occurred while the pupils were on their way home after closing time. They were attempting to cross the road and the truck ran into them, leaving over 15 dead on the spot.
Unconfirmed reports say the driver was being chased by LASTMA and VIO officials before the accident.
After the unfortunate incident, the driver was chased all the way to Ogba area before he was arrested, according to witnesses.
“I have never witnessed such a terrible scene in my life. I saw about 15 pupils lying lifeless on the floor. The incident occurred around 2 pm,” a commercial motorcyclist told Punch.
The incident led to a riot in the area as policemen fired tear gas canisters to disperse the angry crowd.