Tuesday, May 11, 2021

14 Passengers Burnt to Death as Bus Catches Fire on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway .

Not fewer than 14 passengers have been burnt to death in a road accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday night, May 6, Daily Trust reported.

 The newspaper stated further that a silver Toyota RAV 4 with registration number, LND 13 GS; a silver Toyota Camry marked, GGE 369 GJ and a Mazda bus with an unidentified number, were involved in the accident. 

Legit.ng gathers that a commercial bus allegedly overtook a vehicle and in the process hit another stationed faulty vehicle, Toyota Rav 4, parked in the middle of the road. 

The bus was said to have lost control and somersaulted severally before bursting into flames. Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesman of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the accident on Friday morning, May 7, 

The Punch also reported. Akinbiyi said 14 passengers were confirmed burnt to death in the tragic incident, adding that three were seriously injured. He said TRACE operatives and other security agencies rushed two victims to the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre and one other to the General Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos. Meanwhile, the traffic compliance and enforcement corps has warned drivers to desist from speeding, wrongful overtaking and an overbearing attitude that exposes other road users to risk and danger. 

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