10 burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan Express road crash

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Ten people were on Monday evening burnt to death in a fatal motor accident which occurred along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Oluyole Unit Commander, Sanya Adeoye who confirmed the incident noted that four people survived while the other victims were burnt beyond recognition.

He explained that the accident involved three vehicles, two trucks and one 18-seater Toyota Hiace commercial bus with registration number BDG 767 XB.

According to him, the Lagos- Ibadan bound bus had stopped on the road to allow one of the trucks  with registration number SW 175 EPE coming out form NSCE Quarry when another truck also coming from Lagos ran into the commercial bus and smashed it to the stationed truck.

Adeopye said that the commercial bus went up in flames and the fire later spread to other trucks.

The FRSC official stated that the four people who sustained injuries were passengers inside the trucks and that they have been taken to the University College Hospital (UCH) for treatment while the victims who were burnt beyond recognition were deposited at the Adeoyo State Hospital mortuary.

However, continued efforts were made by the FRSC Unit Commander to reach out to families of the victims through the driver’s manifest which was not burnt.

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