Eight persons were reportedly burnt to death in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus around Saapade Bridge by Straight Gate College on Lagos-Ibadan expressway during the weekend.
According to the Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, who disclosed this on Sunday 20th September, the accident occurred around 8:45pm and was caused by a burst tyre, which resulted in the bus sommersaulting and thereafter catching up in flames.
Umar said that eleven persons were involved in the accident, which comprised three male adults, one female adult, a child and six other unidentified persons.
“The suspected cause of the lone accident involving the Mazda bus marked AAA 249 VX was burst tyre, which led to loss of control and then crashed,” he said.
Speaking further, Umar said that the FRSC operatives contacted the Sagamu Fire Service immediately for a joint rescue operation.
He said that three injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, for treatment, while the Health Department of Remo North Local Government was contacted for the burnt victims.
The sector commander further advised motorists to drive cautiously, urging them to obey traffic rules and regulations and ensure that their tyres are in good condition.