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Sad: 7 passengers roasted in Lagos-Ibadan expressway vehicle collision



By Abiodun Lawal

The collision between a Sienna bus whose driver followed one-way and a passenger bus few metres away from Saapade bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway claimed seven lives on Thursday.

The bus burst into flames following the collision, in the accident which involved 27 passengers.

The seven passengers who died were burnt beyond recognition, according to the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC.

FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Mrs Florence Okpe told journalists that 18 passengers also sustained various degree of injuries in the accident.

According to her, the Toyota Sienna bus marked BWR 762 PV collided with a Mazda bus registered BDN 18 LG.

She added that the accident was caused by excessive speed and route violation.

According to her, the Sienna bus driver followed one-way and collided with the Mazda bus which burst into flames.

She said that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere and Idera Hospital in Sagamu for medical attention.

According to her, the corpses of the deceased were deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara. (NAN)

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