School bus kills 18-month-old pupil

School bus kills 18-month-old pupil
January 10 05:42 2017

Tragedy struck at  Bessie International School, a private school on Wahab Larinde Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, last Thursday, when the school bus hit and killed a pupil within the school premises.

Memunat Lamidi, an 18-month girl in creche section, was reportedly hit on the school premises by a Toyota Litace, with number plate, JJJ393BU, owned by the school.

She was said with one of the gatekeepers around 1pm when the bus was driven into the premises.

The gatekeeper was said to have seated her on a bench while he made to open the gate for the driver.

He had opened one side of the gate and wanted to open the other side for smooth entrance of the vehicle, when Lamidi got down from the bench and walked into path of the vehicle.

She was knocked down by the bus as the driver drove into the school compound.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead.

The traumatized mother of the girl was said to have been relocated to an unknown destination.

The spokesman, Lagos State Police Command, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the accident, saying investigation had commenced.

“An accident occurred at about 1.20pm on Thursday, at the gate of Bessie International School. A Toyota Litace marked, JJJ393BU, knocked down a one and half years old girl standing by the gate. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was confirmed dead. The case is under investigation,” she said.