Bus crushes mother-of-two to death in Lagos

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Tragedy struck penultimate Tuesday at Cele Bus Stop, along Apapa-Oshodi expressway, Lagos, when a bus allegedly crushed a mother-of-two to death.

According to the Nation, the incident occurred in the early hours of the day while the unnamed woman waited to board a bus to the office.

It was learnt that a commercial bus which suffered brake failure rammed into the woman where she stood with other commuters.

An eyewitness who declined to be identified said the late woman failed to notice that other commuters had fled the bus stop on the approach of the errant vehicle until she was crushed by the hit-and-run driver. He said: “On sighting the bus, other commuters at the bus stop ran for their dear lives but it was too late before the woman could leave as the bus caught up with her and crushed her to death.

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“The driver of the bus that killed the woman did not even wait to look at what has happened to her. He fled on sighting the woman in a pool of her blood.”

It was learnt woman did not get help on time from bystanders who preferred to take photographs of the scene on their mobile phones while the victim fought for life.

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Another eyewitness was said to have identified the woman as a housewife and mother-of-two in the neighbourhood.

The victim’s body was evacuated several hours later by Lagos State health officials.

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