One burnt to death, others injured as fire guts bus on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

One burnt to death, others injured as fire guts bus on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

A commercial bus with number plate LSD-715XV went up in flames on the Ogun State axis of Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, as a yet-to-be-identified passenger got burnt to death while many other passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries

The incident occurred in the evening, on the Long Bridge, inward Arepo.

It was gathered that residents around were on ground to prevent the situation from degenerating due to prompt response by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

Confirming the incident, the Head, Public Affairs, LASEMA Nosa Okunbor said the cause of the incident and the accurate number of those injured could not be ascertained.

As at 7pm, he said the wreckage of the vehicle has been moved to a layby to allow free flow of traffic.

He said the Agency received a distressed call which promoted the activation of the Agency’s equipment. ”

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The incident which involved a commercial vehicle with registration number LSD-715XV gutted by fire along the lagos Ibadan express way, claimed the life of a yet-to-be identified passenger that was burnt beyond recognition, injuring several others who were rescued by Police and FRSC officers,”

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