It was a day most commuters will never live to forget. 11 people, eight males and three females, were roasted to death in an accident around Otedola Bridge in Lagos on Thursday July 21, 2016.
They were returning home after a hard day struggle when they met their untimely death. They watched themselves suffer the most agonizing death as fire gutted their commuter bus burn and they were burnt beyond recognition.
The 14 passengers in the Volkswagen bus conveying them had lost control as a result of brake failure while on high speed, summersaulted and burst into flames.
“Eleven (11) persons which include 3 female, 8 male were burnt dead. Three persons were rescued alive (male) and were taken to the Accident and Emergency Centre, toll gate, while the dead were taken to the Lagos Mainland Hospital Mortuary by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit SEHMU,” General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA), Mr. Michael Akindele said.
According to him, the accident occurred at about 6.10 pm around Otedola bridge on Thursday 21st July 2016.
“The bus was said to be moving towards Berger. LASEMA Emergency Response Team, Federal Road Safety Corps , Lagos State Fire Service, RRS, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigerian Police Force were involved in the rescue,” he added.
Akindele advised motorist to avoid over speeding and also ensures proper checks on their vehicles.