The accident, according to eyewitnesses, occurred when the propeller of a commercial bus (Mazda) from Ogido in Ogun State fell off while the vehicle was in motion and hit a fuel tank.
Jelila Adekeye, who witnessed the accident said, “The vehicle went up in flames in the process. The burning bus also veered off the road” adding that “The driver and the two passengers on the front seat escaped; the others were not so lucky as they were unable to open the side door.”
Those said to have died include eight adults and three children while the driver and two passengers in the front seat, sustained various degrees of injuries.
Confirming the accident, Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Oluyole/Toll Gate, Ibadan, Mr. Adeoye Sanya, said, “The FRSC was informed about the accident around 1pm.”
He added, “We gathered that the propeller of the bus pulled on motion and hit the fuel tank. I can confirm to you that the bus was overloaded.”