Drivers of commercial buses, popularly called ‘Danfo', along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, are protesting over the incessant extortion they face from state officials. They are accusing the men of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) of extortion.
Emmanuel Macron's former prime minister Édouard Philippe is on a media blitz, prompting speculation he'll challenge Macron with a presidential bid in 2022. In the UK, The Times reports that a record number of people have been quietly stripped of their royal honours in the past decade, prompting calls for more transparency. In Quebec, a French truck driver has become the latest francophone to fail Quebec's notoriously difficult proficiency test. Finally, papers mourn the closing of Yahoo Answers, a "haven for the confused".
DG LASEMA speaks on train collision with truck at Iju Ishaga
Fifteen people are crushed to death as they slept by the roadside after an out-of-control dumper truck collided with a tractor in western India.
24 Oct 2019
Police have confirmed that the 39 people found dead in a truck were Chinese nationals. The revelation comes after three properties were raided in Northern Ireland.
23 Oct 2019
The victims were found crammed into the truck's container, causing speculation of a people trafficking incident. Police have not confirmed the link, but have made an initial arrest.
23 Oct 2019
British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria at an industrial estate to the east of London on Wednesday British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria at an industrial estate to the east of London on Wednesday.
12 Oct 2019
An investigation is underway after a truck rammed into a line of cars in the western city of Limburg. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said, as yet, there was no clear motive behind the incident.
5 Oct 2019
At least seven people died and nearly 50 people were injured in the explosion of a tanker truck following an accident in the Malian Capital Bamako, according the the Malian government.
28 Aug 2019
More than 1,000 trucks loaded with merchandise are blocked at the entrance to Mali's capital Bamako on the fourth day of protests against the poor state of the country's roads.
11 May 2019
A runaway truck whose driver had died at the wheel was brought to a halt on the German Autobahn by another daring driver and police. Other truck drivers took measures to protect nearby road users.
26 Jul 2018
Traffic in Lagos in the past week defied all predictions and permutations as there was no getting away from it. For Lagosians, it was a week of stress and strife. Major roads, sides streets and apian ways were all locked down by traffic.