7 Passengers Burnt to Death as Bus Catches Fire Near Third Mainland Bridge

By Juliet Amaka
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A commercial bus on Sunday, September 25, caught fire at Iyana Oworo near the Third Mainland Bridge, killing seven passengers.

It was learnt that other occupants of the 14-passenger Mazda vehicle with registration number KJA 699 GY, however, escaped with burns.

According to a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu the incident occurred due to the driver’s recklessness and overspeeding, which resulted in the fire with 12 passengers trapped.

Olufemi noted that while the driver escaped with some burns, three female adults were rescued and rushed to Gbagada General Hospital while a male adult was attended to by LASAMBUS at the scene.

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Seven victims including four females, two male adults and one male child in the bus were burnt to death.

The remains of the victims have been bagged by the Agency’s LRT Paramedics, LASAMBUS official and handed over to the appropriate authorities.

“Arrangements have been made by LASTMA officials at the scene for removal of the burnt vehicle from the road.”

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