Men of the Lagos State Police Command have shot teargas canisters at students of the Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School, Lagos State, protesting the death of their mates, who were crushed to death by a truck. 

According to a video recorded by Punch on Wednesday, the policemen shot the teargas at the students during the protest along Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos. 

The reporter said, "It is messy right now as the police are shooting teargas at students protesting the death of their mates who were crushed yesterday." 

SaharaReporters had earlier reported this morning that students of Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School and their parents flooded the streets to protest the death of their mates. 

About 17 students were reportedly injured and two dead by an articulated truck on their way home from the school on Tuesday. 

Eyewitnesses said some of the students were in the hospital following severe injuries they sustained. 

The accident occurred at the Grammar School Bus Stop, Ogunnusi Road, along Ogba-Ojodu/Berger axis. See Also Accident Lagos Students Storm Streets To Protest Death Of Colleagues Crushed By Truck

The truck driver was said to be evading arrest by Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) and men of the Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA) from Berger Division, Ikeja when he rammed into the pupils.

Parents who joined in the protest on Wednesday had stormed the school demanding justice for the dead children, while others wanted their children and wards home.

Some of the aggrieved parents and guardians protested that the school should not have opened Wednesday.

The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, had addressed them in a bid to calm the tensed situation.

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