Five Dead and Ten Injured As Bus Bursts Into Flames On Expressway

Five Dead and Ten Injured As Bus Bursts Into Flames On Expressway

Austin Papi

Reports emerging on Friday suggests that a bus conveying passengers on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway burst into flames at Onigari after it somersaulted.

Five passengers were burnt to death while 10 others survived with varying degrees of burns

The unfortunate incident occurred on Friday morning, September 20, 2019 according to sources.

The commercial bus was enroute to Lagos from Sokoto, they had briefly stopped at Ibadan to load the Bus with more Lagos-bound passenger.

Soon after taking off, the driver lost control of the wheel, swerved into the road median and somesaulted several times before eventually getting engulfed in flames as a result of the crash.

The Route Commander and Public Education Officer of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command, who read a statement on behalf of the Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, declared that five persons have been confirmed died in the accident while 10 others were injured.

He said:

“The lone crash involved a commercial bus that travelled all the way from Sokoto state but stopped briefly in Ibadan to pick other passengers.

"The bus was heading towards Lagos State before it lost control, at Onigari due to excessive speed , and collided with the road median with the bus upturning and bursting into flames.

“The crash involved 18 passengers comprising 17 Male Adults and 01 Female Adult .

“A total of 10 male adults sustained injuries from the crash but five of the passengers unfortunately died from the crash comprising four male adults and a female adult."

He added that the vehicle commuting the passenger was a white Mazda bus with registration number WWD 302CB, also the remains of those killed in the crash were immediately deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital OOUTH mortuary, Sagamu.

In the statement, the FRSC sector commander announced his condolences to friends and family members of the 5 deceased persons.

The statement read:

“The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele commiserates with the families of the crash victims and advised members of the public whose relatives travelled, requiring more information about the crash, should contact the FRSC Command at KM27 Ibadan – Lagos Expressway at Ogunmakin or the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) , Sagamu, where the injured victims were rescued to.”

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