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Eight people burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

A lone accident involving a Mazda bus near Saapade bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway has claimed lives of eight people who were burnt to death on Saturday.

Penpushing reports that the Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, confirmed the sad incident, adding that the crash occurred at about 8:45 p.m. when the bus somersaulted and burst into flames.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) boss added that eleven people were involved in the accident made up of three male adults, one female adult, one child and six unidentified persons.

“The suspected cause of the lone accident involving the Mazda bus marked AAA 249 VX was a tyre burst which led to loss of control before crash and bursting into flames immediately,” he said.

Penpushing further reports that, Umar said officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) contacted the Sagamu Fire Service immediately for a joint rescue operation, adding that three injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, for medical attention while the health department of Remo North local government area was contacted on the burnt victims.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) advised motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and ensure that their tyres are in good condition.


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