A Toyota Hiace bus suddenly caught fire opposite Tabiorah Church, Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway five people were confirmed dead while nine people sustained severe injuries.
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, Commander Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Wednesday. He explained that the accident involving the bus with number plate KAA 601 XA occurred at about 8.38 a.m.
Umar said, “A total of 14 people were involved comprising seven male adults, four female adults, one boy and two girls. A total of nine people were injured comprising five men, three women and one boy.
“Five persons were recorded death from the accident comprising of two men, one woman and two girls.”
He explained that “the accident was as a result of mechanical deficiency which resulted to fire outbreak while the vehicle was still on motion, the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention while the deceased were deposited at FOS morgue Ipara.”