14 Passengers Burnt to Death as Bus Explodes on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway
Fourteen passengers, including three children, have been burnt to death in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Our correspondent gathered 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 which occurred around 10:20 pm on Thursday.
A commercial bus was said to have wrongly overtaken a vehicle and had hit a stationed faulty vehicle, a Toyota Rav 4 parked in the middle of the road.
The bus reportedly lost control and somersaulted severally before bursting into flames.
The Spokesman of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident on Friday morning.
Akinbiyi said 14 passengers including three children were confirmed burnt to death in the unfortunate ghastly auto crash.
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, TRACE has sympathized with the family of the dead victims, warning drivers to desist from speeding, wrongful overtaking and an overbearing attitude that exposes other road users to risk and danger