Two college students had been killed and 12 injured when a truck rammed into them close to their faculty in Nigeria’s business capital Lagos, police mentioned Wednesday.
The incident, which occurred on Tuesday within the Ojodu space, sparked outrage as indignant residents attacked the police station the place the driving force was being held.
The scholars attended a close-by secondary faculty, the place the ages vary from 10 to 17.
Officers mentioned the scholars had simply completed class when the truck rammed into them. The reason for the accident couldn’t be instantly decided.
“Two college students had been killed within the unlucky incident whereas 12 others had been injured,” state police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu informed AFP.
“The erring driver has been apprehended and saved in police custody,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the accident sparked outrage within the space.
“Indignant college students, who had been later joined by hoodlums, set the car ablaze. In addition they attacked the Ojodu police station of their massive quantity, demanding the discharge of the driving force for jungle justice,” he mentioned.
“When their demand was not met, they turned violent. Within the course of, they destroyed 4 automobiles parked on the premises of the police station and one other cellular truck on the freeway.”
Ajisebutu mentioned calm had been restored within the space.
Femi Oke-Osanyantolu of Lagos State Emergency Administration Company (LASEMA) mentioned “an unidentified truck misplaced management and rammed into college students getting back from faculty.”
“This unlucky incident provoked some bystanders into taking the legislation into their arms,” he mentioned.
Tuesday’s incident occurred three days after eight youngsters had been discovered lifeless inside a parked SUV in Badagry, outdoors Lagos. They had been believed to have died of suffocation.
Accidents are frequent in Africa’s most populous nation due to dangerous roads, rushing and lack of car upkeep.