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14 passengers dead:Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

14 passengers burn to death
14 passengers burn to death

14 passengers dead

Fourteen passengers, includesing of three children, were burnt to death in multiple accidents at the Kara long bridge in Ogun State stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

These accidents was said to have occurred around 10:20pm on Thursday, and it involved a Toyota RAV 4 car marked LND 13 GS; Toyota Camry marked, GGE 369 GJ and a nondescript Mazda bus.

It was understood that the commercial bus, while trying to overtake, ran into the Toyota Rav 4 parked in the middle of the road due faults, tumbled many times over before it exploded into balls of flames and thick smoke, killing a number of the passengers.

14 passengers dead

The Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who verified the accident on Friday, said 14 persons perished.

Akinbiyi said:

In all, 17 passengers were in the bus when the crash happened with three seriously injured and 14 burnt beyond recognition among which are three kids.

Meanwhile, the TRACE image maker said operatives of the traffic agency and other security agencies on ground rescued two to Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre and one other to the General Hospital in Gbagada.

While sympathising with the family of the dead and injured, he warning drivers to

desist from speeding, wrongful overtaking and overbearing cum nonchalant attitude that exposes other road users to risk and danger.

 

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