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Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by noetic5: 8:40am On Feb 18, 2017
More accounts have emerged on the events leading to the crash of a 59-passenger luxury bus on its way from Aba, Abia State, which plunged into a canal at Owode Elede, Lagos, killing three passengers and injuring 23 others.

One of the passengers in the bus, Kenneth Ohai, said as the bus hit the median around 3am on Friday morning and veered off the road, nosediving into the canal in the process, the little child his co-passenger was carrying on her lap bounced off the window and fell into the water.

He said the woman immediately dived out of the window to save her baby.

Saturday PUNCH confirmed from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency that the unidentified woman and her child were unharmed, as they were both rescued after.

According to LASEMA, the child could not have been more than one year old.

Ohai, who was also one of the unharmed passengers rescued at the scene, explained that he believed that the driver must have been momentarily distracted before the crash.

“It was not as if there was a tyre blowout. Truly, if it had slowed down in that part of the road, the bus would not have hit the concrete demarcating the road.

“When it hit the median, the speed was too much for the driver to put the bus right and it went the other way again and hit the side of the canal. We were all screaming as it went down. The way it fell, I thought a lot of people would have died.”

Another survivor, Kelechukwu Ese, said many of his co-travellers escaped through the windows of the bus, adding that he could not explain how he found himself beside the canal.

He said, “I boarded the bus from Enugu State. I wanted to attend an event in Yaba, (Lagos). I sat by the window side and was asleep. Screams of other passengers woke me up. I thought I was dreaming. People started jumping out of the windows. And before I knew what was happening, I landed on the ground with my knees.

“I didn’t feel the pain initially and that was why I declined to be taken with others to a hospital after we were given first aid treatment. I am now feeling some pains.”

One of the three fatalities of the bus crash was the bus conductor, who was said to have fallen into the water because he sat beside the door.

A LASEMA official said that as he fell, the bus might have fallen on him.

The rescue operation at the scene of the accident was carried out by officials of LASEMA, Lagos State Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, National Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Rapid Response Squad and operatives from the Owode Police Station.

Nine passengers with more serious injuries were rushed to the Lagos State Trauma Centre at the tollgate for treatment, while 14 persons were reportedly treated on the spot by men of the Lagos State Ambulance Service and luggage of the victims were handed over to the police.

One of the residents, Atolagbe Akande, a local diver, who assisted emergency officials in the rescue operation, said he was woken up by the impact of the crash.

He said, “My house is not far from the canal. Around 3am, I heard a loud sound of something falling. I initially thought I was dreaming. Subsequently, I heard cries for help. That was when I realised something terrible had happened.

“I called some neighbours and went to the scene. The emergency officials also arrived the scene a few minutes after.”

The wreckage of the vehicle was removed from the canal with a LASEMA crane and towed to the Owode division.

“One of the deceased was identified as Yahya Sidi, a driver, aged about 40 years,” an official told Saturday PUNCH.

The LASEMA General Manager, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, urged motorists to exercise caution on roads, adding that proper investigation would be carried out on the accident.

He said, “The agency received a distress call at about 3.23am on Friday via the emergency toll free number 767/112 concerning a luxury bus with registration number GDD 386 YE Anambra, which belongs to GUO Transport Service Co. Limited. The bus was en route to Maza Maza from Aba, Abia State.

“According to preliminary investigations conducted at the scene of the incident, the bus skidded off its track while speeding and plunged into the canal.

“The bus with 59 passengers on board had 23 people injured and were treated on the spot by a joint team of LASEMA paramedics and LASAMBUS.

“Nine out of the treated victims were taken to the Lagos State Trauma Centre at the tollgate for further treatment, while two adult males and a female were recovered dead from the canal.

“Motorists should be safety-conscious and avoid excessive speeding while driving, especially when embarking on night journeys.”

The FRSC Sector Commander, Lagos State Command, Hygnius Omeje, confirmed that two bodies had been recovered as of 6am, saying that casualties could be more.

“As of the time I got the report from our men at the scene, two bodies had been found, while the divers continued searching. A couple of others were injured,” he said.

Source: http://punchng.com/bus-crash-woman-dived-window-save-baby-eyewitness/

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Nobody: 8:47am On Feb 18, 2017
LASEMA paramedics and LASAMBUS doing great in lagos.


Wish other states could emulate and borrow a leaf from LASEMA..


Quick recovery to the injured!

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Nobody: 8:50am On Feb 18, 2017
Wow, truly A mothers love cannot be measured. That's why I love you mummy cry cry


Click like if you love your mummy too

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by krizblak(m): 8:59am On Feb 18, 2017
Truly mothers luv there children wholeheartedly. If na de fada im for no even jump na fly im go fly Truly mothers luv there children wholeheartedly. If na de fada im for no even jump na fly im go fly grin

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Sunnymatey(m): 9:00am On Feb 18, 2017
This woman deserves an award.

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Nobody: 10:50am On Feb 18, 2017
Super woman

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Lazyreporta(m): 10:51am On Feb 18, 2017
After God Na mother love second..

Shout out to all the real mothers all over the world

On behalf of the real sons and daughters, I say thank you kiss

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by shamecurls(m): 10:52am On Feb 18, 2017
Benin Eagles surely have a hand in this crash!

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by slurryeye: 10:52am On Feb 18, 2017
The love of a mother

May God continue to bless our Mama. Will someone that has a beautiful mother say Amen?

Amen!

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by johnydon22(m): 10:52am On Feb 18, 2017
other women will blush and smile when i tell them that i will die for them, there is only one woman in this world who would never blush or smile when i tell her i will die for her, because she'd rather die for me.




Mother...

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by RiversWatchDog(m): 10:53am On Feb 18, 2017
Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Vickiweezy(m): 10:53am On Feb 18, 2017
God bless her
Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Deivid10(m): 10:53am On Feb 18, 2017
Pinshur or I don't................
Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by seankay(m): 10:54am On Feb 18, 2017
Most of these drivers get themselves high before embarking on journeys thereby putting the lives of the occupants in danger. I suggest a very strict measure to combat this dastardly act by the drivers and also the introduction of speed limits on our major roads. This will go a long way to assuage the numbers of accidents recorded and also ease the the blames on "villagers" cheesy

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by MARKone(m): 10:55am On Feb 18, 2017
It'll amaze u what a woman can do for her child.

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Naughtytboy: 10:55am On Feb 18, 2017
shamecurls:
Benin Eagles surely have a hand in this crash!
u mean

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by thestevens: 10:56am On Feb 18, 2017
Nothing compares to a mother...love my mother any day.. My first love.

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by naijabadoo(m): 10:56am On Feb 18, 2017
na was o
Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by SweetJoystick(m): 10:57am On Feb 18, 2017
Super mom, a mother's genuine love for her child is out of this world

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by happney65: 10:57am On Feb 18, 2017
And at the back.of the Bus is a sign that says "God is great" is okayyyyýyyyyy. .
Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Sunymoore(m): 10:58am On Feb 18, 2017
sonofLuci:
Wow, truly A mothers love cannot be measured. That's why I love you mummy cry cry
This is why I love your mother

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Life4Varnity: 10:58am On Feb 18, 2017
Nigeriaaaaa
Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by czarina(f): 11:00am On Feb 18, 2017
shamecurls:
Benin Eagles surely have a hand in this crash!
Uncle how Lagos Crash Take Concern Benin Eagles?

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Nobody: 11:01am On Feb 18, 2017
Sunymoore:

This is why I love your mother

See ur face like. Militant

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by homebase(m): 11:03am On Feb 18, 2017
Wow! What a touching scene
Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Pavore9: 11:04am On Feb 18, 2017
Mothers are golden.

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Sunymoore(m): 11:04am On Feb 18, 2017
sonofLuci:

See ur face like. Militant
Hahaha.. I was joking around.. I love all mothers, they rock.
Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by chijudith(f): 11:05am On Feb 18, 2017
the love of a mother to her child is so strong. May God bless our mothers. may God grant the soul of the dead eternal rest Amen.

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by dadicvila(m): 11:05am On Feb 18, 2017
Just imagine this accident took place in my Bayelsa state, it would have taken about 3 days to rescue the victims........see eh! God will punish Bayelsa politicians ooo! Every one of them, from Alamco to Dickson to Jonathan, thunder will visit every one of them.

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by Pavore9: 11:06am On Feb 18, 2017
krizblak:
Truly mothers luv there children wholeheartedly. If na de fada im for no even jump na fly im go fly Truly mothers luv there children wholeheartedly. If na de fada im for no even jump na fly im go fly grin

Some fathers would have done same.

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by annnikky(f): 11:08am On Feb 18, 2017
Chai... There's no love to compare to mother's love, God pls bless my mother n gud mothers out there.. Amen

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Re: Bus Crash: How Woman Dived Out Of Window To Save Her Baby by nedu2000(m): 11:12am On Feb 18, 2017
And so?no be her child?it woukd have been news if she did it for a complete stranger

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