In Lagos State’s Iyana Oworo, close to the well-known Third Mainland Bridge, a commercial bus caught fire on Sunday, killing seven of its passengers.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the permanent secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said that other passengers in the 14-passenger Mazda with the license plate KJA 699 GY managed to escape with burns.
“Further investigation conducted on the site established that the driver’s carelessness and overspeeding caused the mishap, which led to the fire with 12 passengers trapped.
The statement said, in part, “Fortunately, the driver survived with slight burns, three female adults were rescued and sent to Gbagada General Hospital, and a male adult was treated by LASAMBUS at the site.”
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According to the agency, the seven burned passengers’ corpses have been bagged and taken from the site, and the wreckage of the bus has been removed from the road so that traffic may resume at the end of the 11.8 km-long bridge.
Along with the Carter Bridge and Eko Bridge, which link the Island section of Lagos to the mainland, the Third Mainland Bridge is regarded to be the busiest in Nigeria.
Originally posted on September 26, 2022 @ 10:04 am