The driver of a Sports Utility Vehicle has crushed two siblings, Abibu Bello, 17, and his brother, Bolaji, 14, to death and injured another person on Iyewa Street in Isolo area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro perceived that the female driver was leaving a hair salon in the community and driving to a destination in the area when she suddenly lost control of the vehicle and drove into a building where the siblings were playing.
A resident, who did not want to be named in print, said the victims were the children of a politician in the area.
He said: “The incident happened at around 7.40pm. The vehicle first crashed into a kiosk in front of the building before crashing into the building.
“Two of the three children died on the spot. Their father is a popular politician in the area. The third victim among them is the son of his neighbor. His leg was broken and he is being treated at Isolo General Hospital.”
Our correspondent gathered that the driver of the vehicle also sustained injuries.
A delegation led by the Chairman of Isolo Local Government Area, Bayo Olasoju, reportedly visited the scene as sympathizers thronged the area.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.
“Three people were involved in the incident. Two of them died and the other was injured. The driver of the vehicle is undergoing treatment at the hospital,” he said.
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