A commuter bus loaded with passengers has plunged into a canal at the Oworonshoki area of Lagos State.
It was learnt that some of the passengers were injured in the incident that happened on Monday.
It was also gathered that the bus lost control before plunging into the canal with a yet-to-be-ascertained number of passengers.
The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.
In a situation report, he said the lone vehicle accident happened at sand-filling Oworonshoki by Berger bus stop outward Third Mainland Bridge.
He said, “On arrival at the above scene, a white vanagon with registration number LSD 184 XV was discovered to have been involved in a lone accident. Further information gathered revealed that the accident was as a result of carelessness of the driver who lost control while trying to cross a mini bridge.
“The bus fell sideways into the small ditch and got stuck.
“The occupants were rescued with minor injuries while a lady of about 20 years of age who sustained critical injuries was rushed to a nearby hospital.
“Responders at the scene were the agency’s Response Team, LASTMA and the Nigeria Police.
“The affected vehicle was recovered from the ditch with the aid of the agency’s towing truck and handed over to police officers at Alonge Police Station, Oworonshoki.”Follow us on social media