The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that three persons died after the two motorcycles they were riding on collided with a BRT vehicle in the Alakija area of Lagos.
In a video that went viral on social media on Thursday, a voice was heard advising residents to avoid using motorcycles and BRT lanes. “Please my brothers and sisters, avoid taking the BRT lane. If you enter Okada, don’t allow the Okada to follow the BRT lane. Three people just died,” the voice said.
In the video, three bodies were seen on the floor in front of the BRT bus that had its front damaged while one of the motorcycles was seen under the BRT.
It was gathered that the victims were on their way home on Wednesday in the area when their motorcycles rammed into the BRT.
It was further learnt that angry youths attempted to raze the BRT vehicle but were prevented by policemen who arrived at the scene.
Confirming the incident to PUNCH Metro on Thursday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said, “Yes, the accident happened yesterday (Wednesday) around 5pm.”
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