Tragedy struck, yesterday, at Ojodu Grammar School Bus Stop on Ogba-Ojodu Berger Road, Lagos, when a delivery van allegedly chased by officials of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA, rammed into school children returning from school, causing the death of no fewer than 17 students and left many injured, APA reports citing Vanguard.
Vanguard learned that an angry mob, which blamed the Police and LASTMA officials for the accident, had attempted to lynch policemen and LASTMA officials within the vicinity.
It was also gathered that the delivery van was set on fire at Ogba area of the state by a mob that caught up with the driver. But the driver was saved by the police, as he was almost lynched.
Vanguard learned that the school children, all of Ojodu Berger Grammar School, were returning from school when the driver of the delivery van, said to have lost control while attempting to escape from LASTMA officials, rammed into them.