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Chaos In Ikota, Lagos, As Trailer Crushes Children

Photo: Clash in Ikota over trailer having crushed 4 children
There is serious crisis in Ikota area of Lagos as touts, or area boys, are having a clash with policemen.
Trouble started when a trailer crushed four pupils on their way to school.
Updated 10.23
At the moment police is shooting teargas. Protesters claim they will not leave until Fashola comes. According to them, if a pedestrian bridge was available, such accident would not have occurred.
Updated 11.50
It is not known for sure how many children have suffered, different resources provide different information: some claim 3 children lives, some - 4, and some even 5.
The tragedy occurred close to Ikota Primary School. The deceased pupils are believed to be making their way to the school when they were crushed. The driver abandoned his truck and escaped.
The two express lanes have been blocked by the angry protesters which has caused heavy traffic in the area.
Photo: Clash in Ikota over trailer having crushed 4 children
Final official update
The Lagos State Police Command confirmed the death of one pupil in an auto crash.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ngozi Braide, 2 other kids, who were injured in the accident, were receiving treatment in an unnamed hospital.
On Monday morning the water tanker ran into the pupils who were on their way to school, where about five pupils were feared to have been crushed by the reckless water truck driver.
Braide said, “Today being, November 8, 2013 at about 8am, Ajah Police Division received a distress call that there was a fatal motor accident.
The DPO in company with the DTO rushed to the scene. Upon arrival they discovered that it was an accident involving one Blue Mercedez water tanker(truck) with number plate XZ87JJJ and a black Toyota Prado SUV, marked CB690AKD.
Preliminary investigation showed that Prado SUV gave way to children, while the water tanker ran into kids killing one of them.

“Based on the foregoing, the residents, youths and indigenes got infuriated and barricaded the Lekki-Ajah expressway. They attributed their grievance to incessant accidents and lack of a pedestrian bridge, which they had been asking for," he added.
According to the official, the situation was later taken under control as the area commander turned the residents asking them not to take laws in to their hands. The people obeyed and left the road at about 1.30 pm.

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