Toyota HiAce bus explosion in Ogun burns 9 to death, injures 3

01/18/2020

Posted by: Jane Osuagwu

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A faulty fuel pump has caused a Toyota Hiace commercial bus with 19 passengers to explode while in motion, killing 9 and injuring 3.

Nine people have been burnt to death, with three sustaining severe injuries following a commercial bus explosion in Ogun State.

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The Toyota Hiace bus went into flames while in motion

FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, who confirmed the incident said it happened on Thursday afternoon along Ore/Ijebu-Ode/Sagamu road.

He said that a Toyota Hiace commercial bus conveying 19 passengers went into flames while in motion.

Information gathered by Naijauto says the bus' s fuel tank developed a fault while they were traveling. While in motion, the fuel tank pulled off from the vehicle, self-ignited and engulfed the bus in flames. Some flammable products that were also conveyed in the vehicle intensified the inferno.

>>> That was tragic! Not long before, a similar accident happened on Jos-Abuja road as well: Jos-Abuja road accident: Two people were burnt to death

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The bus explosion burnt 9 persons to death, with 3 sustaining severe injuries

The statement released by FRSC Ogun Sector Commander said,

The FRSC rescue team on receipt of the information rushed to the venue of the crash scene and commenced rescue operations.

While some of the passengers were rescued from the raging inferno, some other passengers as of the time of this report are still trapped in the burning vehicle.

A total of 10 people comprising six males adults and four female adults have been rescued from the inferno with three other people made up of two male adults and one female adult sustained seriously injures with some suffering first degree burnt.

Oladele added that,

The vehicle was coming from the East going to Lagos and was conveying the passengers with some chemical products identified to be inflammable products.

The unidentified flammable substances conveyed in the bus assisted to intensify the inferno.

After the fire was extinguished by the Nigeria Fire Service, a total of nine people – seven adults and two children – were confirmed dead.

The victims that sustained severe injuries were rushed to a hospital at Ijebu-Ode to receive immediate medical attention.

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com. She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in concise and friendly writing. 

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