- A commercial bus caught fire on Sunday, September 25, leading to the death of seven passengers in Lagos state
- The unfortunate incident occurred around Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos as reports disclosed that the passengers were burnt alive
- Reacting, the state's Emergency Management Agency hinted that the driver's overspeeding and recklessness led to the untimely death of the passengers, who are occupants of the 14-passenger Mazda vehicle
A terrible accident occurred in Lagos state, on Sunday, September 25. This is as a commercial bus caught fire, killing seven passengers while others were injured, in a Mazda bus with registration number KJA 699 GY.
The sad incident happened at the popular Iyana Oworo near the Third Mainland Bridge.
LASEMA confirms the sad development
According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), it was discovered on arrival at the scene that a commercial bus with 14 passengers was on fire, Daily Trust reported.
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What led to the accident? LASEMA speaks
It was gathered that the incident occurred due to recklessness and speeding by the driver which resulted in the fire with 12 passengers reportedly trapped.
Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said while the driver escaped with some burns, three female adults were rescued and rushed to Gbagada General Hospital while a male adult was attended to by LASAMBUS at the scene, The Punch report added.
Seven passengers died
However, seven victims, including four females, two male adults and one male child in the bus were burnt to death.
Nigerians on the Facebook page of Legit.ng reacted to the sad development.
Queen Esther Ezimuo wrote:
"It's unfortunate may their lives rest in peace.
"Honestly, people don't know how miraculous it is to go out and return safely
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"Thank God for life."
Fairvor Kay stated:
"Going out and coming back peacefully is the most underrated miracles ever.
"So unfortunate, may their souls rest in peace ️."
Ejeh Sunday Amogo noted:
"Pre-election but God will always protect it own no matter the plans of the enemies."
Ezekiel Bitrus said:
Nazaekpere Nazaekpere queried:
"This type of bus is either it catch fire or fail break wat is happening."
Charles Del Reel stated:
"I just pass there last night ..I notice crowd ..so this was the result."
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The entertainer shared pictures on his Instagram page showing the completely damaged cars at the scene of the accident.
He also shared photos of himself and a friend as they received treatment at the hospital. The singer sustained injuries to the face, head and some other parts of his body.
BBNaija's Gedoni survives car accident in Lagos
In a similar story, Legit.ng reported that Reality star Gedoni gave thanks to the almighty God after getting involved in a near-death experience.
The BBNaija star in a post shared on Instagram disclosed that he was involved in a car accident around the Lekki, Epe axis.
Gedoni assured fans and colleagues that he survived the accident unhurt and his car also suffered zero damages.