Eight persons have reportedly died after a Mazda bus conveying them burst into flames in a crash at the Saapade bridge-Straight Gate college corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on Saturday.
The accident occurred around 8:45 p.m.
The Ogun State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, disclosed this on Sunday.
According to Umar, 11 people were involved in the accident, consisting of three male adults, one female adult, a child and six unidentified persons.
He said, “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, then crash and the bus went up in flame immediately,” he said.
He added that the FRSC operatives contacted the Sagamu Fire Service operatives for a joint rescue operation.
The Sector Commander said that three injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu for medical attention, while the Health Department of Remo North Local Government Area was contacted for the burnt victims.
Umar advised motorists to drive with caution, obey traffic rules and ensure that their tyres are in good condition.Follow us on social media