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No fewer than seventeen school children were feared dead on Tuesday as a truck rammed into some students in the Ojodu area of Lagos State.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the driver of the vehicle lost control before hitting the number of schoolchildren killing most of them in a very bizarre manner.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, confirmed the accident to newsmen when contacted on Tuesday evening.
The police boss disclosed that after hitting the schoolchildren, the truck driver made attempts to escape but was chased by police operatives before being arrested.
Upon his arrest, he was detained at the Ojodu Police Station where some angry mob tried to lynch the driver but were resisted by the police.
According to Odumosu, the crowd upon failing to lynch the driver tried to burn the police facility but they were resisted by police personnel.
Following the incident, there are reports of civil disturbances in the area as students are said to be vandalising trucks in the axis.
The accident has also sparked outrage on social media with many calling for more strict measures to ensure the safety of road users.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK