Seven persons including two children were burnt to death when a bus crashed and went up in flames on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The incident which occurred d at the OPIC area of the highway on Sunday, April 23, 2023, left 14 other passengers sustained varying degrees of injury.
The spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident in Abeokuta.
Okpe said the lone crash which involved a Mazda bus marked BDG993YG occurred at 10:45 am on Sunday.
The spokesperson said a total number of 22 persons, who comprised seven male and eight female adults, four male children and three female children, were involved in the crash, out of which seven died while 14 others were injured
She blamed the crash on “excessive speed and brake failure which led to loss of control.”
Okpe explained that the vehicle went up in flames after it crashed and burnt some of the occupants to death.
She said, “The injured victims have been taken to Lagos State Accident Emergency Center, Ojota while the corpses were deposited at Olabisi Onabajo University Teaching Hospital morgue Sagamu.”
Okpe said the Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, commiserates with the family of the victims and advised motorists “to shun speeding and always conduct a routine vehicle check for good maintenance and replacement of any defect.”