Three die as fire guts commercial vehicle in Lagos

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An accident involving a commercial bus with number plate MUS 753 YD claimed three lives on Sunday after the vehicle caught fire along the Lekki expressway of Lagos State.


The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency disclosed this in a statement made available on its Facebook page on Sunday.


According to the statement, the bodies of the deceased have been transferred to the nearest morgue.


The statement read, “The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA deployed its Response Team at Lekki to a scene of a car accident, today, Sunday, 12th November 2023, at Sandfill Bus-stop, inward Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island.




“Consequent upon the arrival of the Response Team at the scene, it was discovered that a commercial bus with registration number, MUS 753 YD, was engulfed in fire. Further investigation revealed that the bus went into flames as a result of reckless driving


Unfortunately, the three passengers trapped in the bus were burnt to death. The commodities were bagged and handed over to SEHMU for immediate transit to the morgue. The bus was recovered off the road and moved to Maroko Police Station.”


The LASEMA boss, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, while lamenting reckless driving on Lagos roads, urged drivers to always exercise caution and shun the habit of drinking while driving.


The Permanent Secretary, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, while commiserating with the families of the deceased, calls on motorists to drive with caution and desist from speeding.


“He further laments that commuter drivers are always in the habit of driving recklessly and taking alcohol while driving. He, therefore advises all to drive with care and make sure their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on any journey, to avoid the loss of lives and properties associated with this menace,” the statement concluded.




Lawal AbdulSalam Olawale

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