Eight people were on Saturday night burnt to death, while three others sustained injuries, in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus around Saapade bridge by Straight Gate college on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar disclosed this on Sunday in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.
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According to him, the accident occurred around 8:45pm on Saturday and was caused by tyre burst which resulted into the bus somersaulting and thereafter went into flame.
Umar disclosed that 11 people were involved in the accident which comprised three male adults, one female adult, one child and six others unidentified.
“The suspected cause of the lone accident involving the Mazda bus marked AAA 249 VX was tyre burst which led to loss of control then crash and went into flame immediately,” he said.
He said that the FRSC operatives contacted the Sagamu Fire Service immediately for a joint rescue operations.
Umar said that three injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu for medical attention while the Health department of Remo North Local government were contacted for the burnt victims.
He, however, implored motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and ensure that their tyres were in good condition.