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 (FRSC), Mr. Ahmed Umar, disclosed this to journalists in Abeokuta on Sunday.
Umar said the accident, which occurred at about 8:45 p.m. near Saapade Bridge, was caused by a tyre burst.
The incident, according to him, caused the bus to summersault and burst into flames.
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He added that 11 people – three male adults, one female adult, one child, and six unidentified persons – were involved in the accident.
The FRSC official said: “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.”
He said the FRSC operatives contacted the Sagamu Fire Service immediately for a joint rescue operation.