Fourteen passengers, including three children, have been confirmed dead in a ghastly traffic a accident, which occurred on Thursday night on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The victims were said to have been burnt beyond recognition, while three other injured passengers were rushed to the hospital.
It was gathered that the accident occurred on the Long Bridge, inbound Lagos involved a Toyota RAV 4 with registration number, LND 13 GS; a Toyota Camry marked., GGE 369 GJ and a Mazda bus with an unidentified number.
The Mazda bus was alleged to have wrongly overtaken another vehicle and in the process hit the Toyota RAV 4, which had broken down right in the middle of the road.
The bus, thereafter, lost control and somersaulted severally before bursting into flames.
Two of the victims were rushed to the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre by the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), while the third person was taken to the Gbagada General Hospital.
TRACE spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident on Friday morning.
Akinbiyi said 14 passengers, including three children were confirmed burnt to death.
“In all, 17 passengers were in the bus when the crash happened, with three seriously injured and 14 burnt beyond recognition, among which are three kids,” he said.
Meanwhile, TRACE has sympathised with the family of the victims, warning drivers to “desist from speeding, wrongful overtaking and overbearing attitude that exposes other road users to risk and danger.”