Tragedy struck in Lagos on Christmas Day when a container fell on commercial bus along the Alaba Suru area of Lagos State.
At least ten people are feared dead in the accident, which occurred around 9am on Christmas day.
According to eye-witnesses, the driver of the lorry carrying the container was apparently swerving to avoid colliding with the driver of a commercial bus who was trying to avoid running over a mad man who was lying on the street.
A mother, her four children, an old woman and four others are believed to have been killed in the tragic accident.
Another victim, a woman, survived but with two shattered legs.
An eye witness said: “The accident was caused by mad man sleeping on the road. The commercial bus was trying to avoid crushing the mad man while the container was trying to avoid crushing the commercial bus.
“It all happened this morning at about 9:00 am. There was a commercial bus going to Okoko- Iyana Iba, scouting for passengers and there was a trailer laden with a container filled with vehicle engines.
“There was a mad man lying on the road and a commercial bus was coming from Orile axis. The bus swerved to the left to avoid the mad man on the road and the container swerved also to the left to avoid the commercial bus.
“The container was about to scale the culvert, but the container fell to the right, and fell on the bus picking passengers. Those sitting on the ground died. A woman and four of her children were killed. An old woman and four others also died. A woman who survived had her two legs cut off in the accident.”
It was gathered that an ambulance bus rushed to the scene to take the accident victims to the hospital.