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Passengers burn to death as bus goes up in flames in Lagos



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A tragic incident occurred on Sunday, September 25, as seven passengers were burnt to death after their bus caught fire near Third Mainland Bridge. 

The incident which occurred at popular Iyana Oworo near the Third Mainland Bridge, also left other passengers injured.

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the incident. The agency said upon arriving the scene, it discovered that a commercial Mazda bus with registration number KJA 699 GY, which had 14 passengers was on fire.

Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said the fire incident occurred due to recklessness and speeding by the driver, and it left 12 passengers trapped.

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.

About seven victims including four females, two male adults and one male child in the bus were burnt to death in the fire incident which occurred near Third Mainland Bridge.

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.”

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