Many passengers of a commercial bus died when it caught fire were traveling in caught at the the Long Bridge axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Exxpressway, Obafemi/Owode Local Government area of Ogun State.
This was confirmed by the spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi in a statement on Friday.
He said, “Preliminary investigation showed that the burnt commercial bus was involved in wrongful overtaking before it hit a broken down stationary vehicle (Toyota Rave 4) in the middle of the road.
“In the process, it lost control and somersaulted several times before it burst into flames.
“As of the time of filing this report, it can’t be ascertained if the Mazda bus was fully loaded, but the carcass of burnt bodies beyond recognition was noticed at the accident scene.
“Two of the three persons who sustained injuries were taken to the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre while one was taken to the General Hospital, Gbagada for treatment, by the combined efforts of TRACE, FRSC, and the police.