Seven passengers were burnt to death and others injured as a commercial bus caught fire in the Iyana Oworo area of Lagos State.
Naija News reports that the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, made this known in a statement on Sunday.
Oke-Osanyintolu said seven victims including four males, two females and a male child were burnt to death, adding that the accident occurred due to reckless driving.
The LASEMA boss said the driver escaped with some burns while three female adults were rescued and rushed to Gbagada General Hospital.
The statement reads: “Upon arrival at the scene, a commercial bus of 14 passengers with registration number KJA 699 GY was discovered to have been gutted with fire.
“Further investigation gathered at the scene revealed that the incident occurred due to recklessness by the driver which resulted in the fire with 12 passengers trapped.
“Unfortunately seven victims, four males, two females and a male child were burnt to death.
“The driver escaped with some burns while three female adults were rescued and rushed to Gbagada General Hospital. A male adult was also attended to by LASAMBUS at the scene.”
The LASEMA boss said plans are on the way to remove the burnt vehicle from the scene of the incident, adding that the road is partially opened for vehicular activities.
Oke-Osanyintolu added that the remains of the victims had been bagged by the agency’s paramedics and handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit.
He added: “Arrangements have been made by LASTMA officials at the scene for the removal of the burnt vehicle from the road.
“Road is partially opened for vehicular activities.”
This article was originally published on Naija News