Passengers burn to death as bus catches fire in Lagos
On Sunday, September 25, seven people were burned to death after their bus caught fire near the Third Mainland Bridge.
Other people were hurt in the event, which occurred near the Third Mainland Bridge in popular Iyana Oworo.
The incident was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA). When the agency arrived on the site, it discovered a commercial Mazda bus with the registration number KJA 699 GY and 14 people on fire.
Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, stated that the fire was caused by the driver’s irresponsibility and speeding, trapping 12 people.
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While the driver escaped with minor burns, three female adults were rescued and taken to Gbagada General Hospital, while a male adult was treated at the scene by LASAMBUS.
In the fire that happened at the Third Mainland Bridge, seven people were killed, including four females, two male adults, and one male youngster on the bus.
All the remains have been bagged by the Agency’s LRT Paramedics, LASAMBUS official and handed over to the appropriate authorities.
Oke-Osanyintolu added; “Arrangements have been made by LASTMA officials at the scene for removal of the burnt vehicle from the road.”