Eight people were on Saturday night burnt to death in a crash that occurred at the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Ahmed Umar, briefed reporters on Sunday in Abeokuta, stating that the accident occurred at about 8:45 pm near Saapade bridge.
Mr. Ahmed Umar added that 11 people were involved in the accident made up of three male adults, one female adult, one child, and six unidentified persons.
“The suspected cause of the lone accident involving the Mazda bus marked AAA 249 VX was tyre burst, which led to the loss of control before the bus somersaulted, bursting into flames,” he said.
Umar explained that the FRSC operatives contacted the Sagamu Fire Service immediately for a joint rescue operation. He said three injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, while the Health Department of Remo North Local Government was contacted on the burnt victims.
Umar advised motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and ensure that their tyres were in good condition.