Tragedy as All Passengers were Burnt to Death in Ghastly Accident Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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.

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