Eight persons were on Saturday night burnt to death in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Ahmed Umar, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Sunday.
Umar explained that the accident occurred about 8:45 p.m. near Saapade bridge.The sector commander added that 11 people were involved in the accident.
“The suspected cause of the lone accident involving the Mazda bus marked AAA 249 VX was tyre burst which led to the loss of control before the crash and fire outbreak immediately,” he said.
He said FRSC operatives contacted the Sagamu Fire Service immediately for a joint rescue operation.
Umar said three injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, for medical attention while the Health Department of Remo North Local Government Area was contacted on the burnt victims.
He advised motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and ensure that their tyres were in good condition.