Many parents in Lagos have surrounded Ojodu Grammar School in search of their children after a heavy-duty truck conveying detergents killed some students on Tuesday.
Reports have it that the parents gathered around the school searching for their children who did not return home on Tuesday.
LagosPost reported, on Tuesday of how a truck conveying detergents rammed into a crowd of students going home after school hours. The truck was reported to have killed students as it tried to escape from Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) officers.
Witnesses said the haulage vehicle suffered a brake failure while trying to evade obtrusive Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO, towards Ogba from Ojodu-Berger Bus Stop, running into students of Ojodu Grammar School shortly after closing hours.
The truck, filled with laundry detergents, was set on fire after the driver allegedly fled the scene
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said they could not ascertain the number of casualties involved in the accident, and did not disclose the actual cause of the crash.
In a statement made on Tuesday, LASEMA said it received a distress call at 2:56 p.m. about a truck involved in an accident at Ogunnusi Road, Grammar School Bus-stop, Ojodu Berger.
The agency said LASTMA officials and the police at the scene said an unidentified truck lost control and crashed into students returning from school.