14 Burnt To Death, 3 Injured As Bus Bursts In Flames On Lagos - Ibadan Expressway - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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14 Burnt To Death, 3 Injured As Bus Bursts In Flames On Lagos - Ibadan Expressway



From Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Fourteen passengers, including three children, were charred when a bus conveying them exploded in flames after had summersaulted many times at the Kara long bridge in Ogun State corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The Daily Crucible learnt that  acccident occurred around 10:20pm on Thursday and involved  a Toyota RAV 4 car marked LND 13 GS; Toyota Camry marked, GGE 369 GJ and unmarked  Mazda bus.

The commercial bus while overtaking recklessly, smashed  into a breakdown Toyota Rav 4 parked in the middle of the road, the bus tumbled many times, causing it to explode into flames.

14 persons trapped in the mangled bus, burnt to death while three survived with injuries.

The Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident on Friday, saying 14 persons died where three were injured.


Akinbiyi said: "Preliminary investigation reveals that the burnt commercial bus was involved in wrongful overtaken before it hit a parked vehicle (Toyota Rave 4), in the middle of the road due to breakdown. In the process it lost control, summersaulting severally before it burst into flames.

"As of the time of filling this report, it can't be ascertained if the Mazda bus was fully loaded, but carcass of burnt bodies beyond recognition was noticed at the accident scene, while 2 of the 3 injured passengers were rescued alive and have been taken to Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre and one other taken to the General Hospital, Gbagada for treatment, by the combined effort of TRACE, FRSC And the POLICE.

"The whole TRACE Corps commiserate with the family of the dead victims, drive4s are again warned to desist from overspeeding, wrongful overtaken and overbearing cum non-challancy attitude that exposes other road users to risk and danger..

"Fourteen (14) passengers, among which are 3 children, has just been confirmed were burnt to death in the unfortunate ghastly auto crash that was reported late yesterday evening. The case is being handled by Warewa Divisional Police Command..

"In all, 17 passengers were in the bus when the crash happened with 3 seriously injured and 14 burnt beyond recognition among which are three kids."

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