In what will come across as a really startling development, a school bus conveying children of ages one to five, has crashed.
The bus, on Thursday in Lagos, somersaulted and injured the occupants.
The accident occurred in the morning at Surulere.
A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent, who witnessed the accident, reported that the bus with registration number KTU-465DN hit a median barrier and pulled off a concrete holding a street light, before somersaulting.
Sympathisers rushed to the scene and took the injured children and a caregiver on board, to a nearby hospital.
The driver of the bus, who also sustained injuries, fled the scene, apparently for fear of a mob attack.
At the hospital, doctors and other health workers quickly attended to the victims.
Dr Sanusi Olatunbosun, who was on duty, later told NAN, “Seven people were in the school bus, three had serious injuries while four had minor injuries.”
Olatunbosun said that all the victims were treated and placed on two-hour observation before they were discharged.
He said the hospital was expecting the school to offset the medical bills.
“They are all conscious and discharged in good condition,” he said.
Olatunbosun said he advised the school to tell the children’s parents to closely observe them and report any symptoms such as dizziness, drowsiness, weakness and oversleeping.
Some youths at the accident scene pushed the school bus from the middle of the road to ease traffic.
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency personnel were also at the accident scene to manage traffic.