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

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

- A serious auto crash on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway has claimed the lives of 14 passengers

- Three vehicles were said to be involved in the accident which happened on Thursday night, May 6

- The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has confirmed the incident, noting that three people survived with serious injuries

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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.

14 Passengers Burnt to Death as Bus Catches Fire on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Men of Nigerian police stand to control crowed off the scene following a gas explosion, involving four vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on June 21, 2020. Photo credit: Olukayode Jaiyeola
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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.

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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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In another news, nine persons were on Saturday, April 25, reportedly killed in an accident that occurred at Ekpon junction on the Agbor-Ewohimi road in the Igueben local government area of Edo state.

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The deceased were travelling to Ewatto community in the Esan South East local government area from Benin to attend a wedding ceremony when the accident happened.

Ten passengers were involved in the accident but nine died on the spot while one other sustained serious injuries.

Source: Legit.ng

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