The ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway was the scene of a tragic accident on Monday evening as ten people were reportedly burnt to death in an accident involving three vehicles, two trucks and one Toyota Hiace 18-seater commercial bus with registration number BDG 767 XB.
Confirming the incident, The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Oluyole Unit Commander, Sanya Adeoye noted that four people survived while the other victims were burnt beyond recognition.
Narrating how the accident happened, Mr. Adeoye said that the commercial bus, which was headed for Ibadan from Lagos had stopped on the road to allow one of the trucks with registration number SW 175 EPE coming out from NSCE Quarry, when unfortunately, another truck also coming from Lagos, rammed into the bus and smashed it against the other truck.
He blamed the accident on over speeding and dangerous driving.
According to the FRSC official, the commercial bus instantly burst into flames, which later spread to the other trucks.
He added that the four people, who sustained injuries, were passengers inside the trucks and that they have being taken to the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, for treatment while the remains of victims that 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 miraculously was not burnt.