At least, sixty workers of the Lagos State Government escaped death early this morning after the brake of the staff bus conveying them to work failed.
The driver of the bus manoeuvred it until it rested on the wall of Mobil filling station on Ogunnusi Road/WEMCO junction, Ogba.
The fully loaded staff bus with registration number BK 301 KJA was heading to the Alausa Secretariat from Pen Cinema axis when the incident occurred.
The workers thanked their stars for the lucky escape as none of them sustained injury.
It was gathered that when the driver realised that the bus’ brake had failed, he swerved towards the wall of the filling station to avoid causing multiple accidents.
One of the civil servants in the vehicle who craved anonymity said that if not for God and the driver’s dexterity, lives could have been lost to the accident.
"We just need to thank God because the brake of the bus failed unexpectedly.
If not for God’s intervention and the fact that the driver is a professional, we could have crashed into other vehicles," a source said.
After the incident, another staff bus was sent to the scene to convey the civil servants to their place of work.