Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Seven Die, Nine Injure in Multiple Auto Crashes

A father, his wife and their child have lost their lives to a lone accident involving a commercial Toyota Hiace bus loaded with 13 passengers, which burst into fire on transit.

It was gathered that the driver had a keg of fuel on board as the bus caught fire while in motion.

The bus with the plate number — KAA 601— caught fire at Gbango Trailer park, Ogere inbound Ibadan along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

According to the Public Relations Officer, PRO, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, four passengers were burnt to death in the inferno that engulfed the bus, while nine others suffered varying degrees of injuries.

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Akinbiyi said: “According to eyewitness account, the bus carried passengers and had a keg of fuel on board.

“However, all of a sudden, while in transit, the bus burst into flames burning four passengers, including a father, his wife and child, in addition to an old woman to death”, he added.

Meanwhile, three other persons have lost their lives to an auto crash in the Ogun State stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday.

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The accident which occured around Kara market inward Lagos at about 3.20am, involved three trucks.

Traffic report indicated that a driver of a truck laced with container with number plate T4996LA coming from Lagos end was making a U-turn at the Kara axis, and an oncoming truck from the Ibadan end collided with it.

Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, PRO TRACE Corps said six males were in the two vehicles and three of them died, while three others escaped unhurt.

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He said, “Eyewitness account had it that the containerised truck whose driver was trying to turn back inward Lagos, didn’t indicate it was about to turn rightly and correctly too, before the truck carrying chemicals outbound Ibadan ran into it.

“Unfortunately, the driver and the two motorboys who were in the truck carrying chemicals died in the unfortunate but avoidable incident”, he added.

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