At least five persons were reported to have been burnt to death, with 10 others sustaining injuries following an auto crash involving a Mazda commercial bus, which happened on Friday on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
While confirming the accident, the Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Clement Oladele, told newsmen that the lone crash happened around 8.49 am and was as a result of over speeding followed by the driver lossing control of the vehicle.
Mr. Oladele said that the accident involved 18 people consisting of 17 male and one female. He said 10 men were injured while the other five who died on the spot where four men and a female.
"The lone crash involved a commercial bus that traveled all the way from Sokoto state but stopped briefly in Ibadan to pick other passengers. The white coloured Mazda bus with registration number WWD 302 CB, was heading to Lagos before it lost control at Onigaari due to speed and collided with the road median and upturned and bursting into flames."
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The remains of the dead passengers from the burnt bus
As gathered by Naijauto, the victims who sustained injuries were conveyed to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOTH) situated at Sagamu, Ogun State, while the deceased victims were dropped at the hospital's mortuary.
The FRSC boss called the attention of motorists on the need to drive with caution while plying the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway since there's a rehabilitation work going on in the road. He reminded them of the recommended speed limit for construction areas, which he said was 50km per hour.
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