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Seven Passengers Burnt to Death in Lagos Bus Accident




About seven Passengers in a bus were burnt beyond recognition on Sunday, when their vehicle went up in flames at Iyana-Oworo, inward Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos State.

An eyewitness, said the vehicle was at top speed when it hit a culvert.

He said, “The bus was coming from Oshodi but did not keep to the lane connecting to Iyana-Oworo. So, by the time it got to the Y-junction, the driver tried to join the lane. But suddenly, a vehicle obstructed him by the side and he swerved back, hit the culvert and the tyre burst. Since he was at top speed, the vehicle fell on its side and caught fire.”

The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed seven deaths.


He said, “Investigation gathered at the scene revealed that the incident occurred due to recklessness and speeding by the driver, which resulted in the fire with 12 passengers trapped. Fortunately, the driver escaped with some burns, three female adults were rescued and rushed to the Gbagada General Hospital, while a male adult was attended to by LASAMBUS at the scene.  Unfortunately, seven victims were burnt to death (four females, two male adults and one male child).”

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