Seven persons were burnt to death on Wednesday and seven others injured in a bus explosion around Odogbolu Junction on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
It was gathered that the accident occurred when a 15-passenger Mazda bus with number plate, AGL 886 YD, burst into flames due to engine oil overflow along the highway.
The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Ogun State, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident which happened around 2.50pm.
Akinbiyi said the corps learnt from an eyewitness that the bus was coming from the Kosofe area of Lagos, inbound Epe, for a church revival when its engine caught fire.
He said, “The number of passengers in the commercial bus was 15, out of which seven females were burnt to death, while the remaining seven were seriously burnt and taken to the Ijebu-Ode General Hospital for treatment. However, the driver of the bus escaped.
“The accidented Mazda bus has been taken to the Odogbolu Motor Traffic Division.”
Akinbiyi urged motorists to maintain and service their vehicles regularly.Follow us on social media