A commercial bus going to Lagos from Ibadan were on Tuesday evening were burnt to death after colliding with a tanker laden with petroleum product on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to a report on Daily Sun, all passengers in a commercial bus going to Lagos from Ibadan, were on Tuesday evening, burnt to death after colliding with a tanker laden with petroleum product along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
It was gathered that in the latest accident, which occurred in the vicinity of a gas company, Southern Energy, along the expressway in Ibadan, at 8:12p.m, immediately the two vehicles collided, the fuel tanker exploded, making it impossible for any of the passengers to survive.
The incident and another accident on Lagos- Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday morning, which details were still sketchy at the time of filing this report, reportedly led to traffic congestion on the highway, as many commuters going to either Lagos or Ibadan were held up for several hours in the logjam.
Reports reveal that it tool the combined team of the Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to divert the traffic untill the wreckage of the accident was cleared off.
Seun Onijala, who is the spokesperson of FRSC, Oyo State command, confirmed the accident and said all the passengers in the bus with registration number LAGOS AGL 866 XA, were burnt beyond recognition.
But, he could not confirm the number of casualties, saying eight skeletons of the burnt passengers were recovered. He said further investigation would show how many passengers boarded the bus from where it took off.
He added that what happened to the driver and probably other occupants of the tanker, saying further investigation would reveal details of the accident.