Passengers burnt to death as bus catches fire on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
An unconfirmed number of passengers were reportedly burnt to death in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Exxpressway,
The accident was said to have occurred around 10:20pm at the Long Bridge axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Exxpressway, Obafemi/Owode Local Government area of Ogun state.
The Spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi disclosed this in a statement early Friday morning.
Akinbiyi said the accident involved a silver Toyota RAV 4, with registration number, LND 13 GS, a silver Toyota Camry marked, GGE 369 GJ and a burnt Mazda bus with an unidentified number plate.
According to the statement, the burnt commercial bus was involved in a wrongful overtaking before it hit a stationary faulty vehicle, the Toyota Rav 4, that was parked in the middle of the road.
The TRACE spokesman stated that many occupants of the bus were burnt beyond recognition, saying three of them sustained burn injuries.
He said, “Preliminary investigation showed that the burnt commercial bus was involved in wrongful overtaking before it hit a broken down stationary vehicle (Toyota Rave 4) in the middle of the road.
“In the process, it lost control and summersaulted several times before it burst into flames.
“As of the time of filing this report, it can’t be ascertained if the Mazda bus was fully loaded, but the carcass of burnt bodies beyond recognition was noticed at the accident scene.
“Two of the three persons who sustained injuries were taken to the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre while one was taken to the General Hospital, Gbagada for treatment, by the combined efforts of TRACE, FRSC, and the police.”
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